Why Danny Rose’s dream move to Old Trafford collapsed
Danny Rose has seen his dream move to Manchester United collapse.
The Old Trafford giants have pulled the plug on a potential £50million swoop for Tottenham’s England left-back.
Boss Jose Mourinho believes he now has enough options at the position, with Ashley Young and Luke Shaw having been joined by Diogo Dalot, their teenage new signing from Portuguese giants Porto.
Mourinho has now told executive vice chairman Ed Woodward that adding Rose to his squad is no longer a priority.
It will be a major blow to the 27-year-old, who was desperate to move to United and publicly stated that he wanted to move north to be closer to his family.
Yorkshire-born Rose admitted last week that he has suffered from depression, which came on top of a catalogue of injuries in the past 18 months.
However, United going cold is purely down to them having other priorities as they look to strengthen their squad in other areas after finishing second but a distant 19 points behind Manchester City.
They have already agreed a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil international midfielder Fred and are are tracking Real Madrid’s Wales superstar forward Gareth Bale.
Rose may now be forced to move abroad if he wants to leave Tottenham, having already lost his status as automatic first-choice after battling with Welsh international Ben Davies.
He also faces a fight with Young to be England’s first-choice left wing-back for the World Cup opener against Tunisia next Monday.
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