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Manchester United warned off Tottenham’s left back Danny rose

FOOTBALL By Mirror | January 31st 2016

The left-back has been watched FOUR times by the Reds, who are desperate for reinforcements with Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo all injured

Spurs have ­issued a hands-off ­warning to Manchester United, who have been keeping a close eye on full-back Danny Rose.

United scouts have been at the last FOUR Totten ham games and have identified 25-year-old Rose as an ideal stop-gap signing to cover at left-back where under-pressure boss Louis van Gaal has acute injury problems.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has preferred £10million former Swansea star Ben Davies at left-back this season – and that has encouraged Man United to believe they could land former England Under-21 star Rose.

Rose, called into the senior England squad for the first time in August 2014 for a Euro qualifier in Switzerland, is seen by United as the perfect player to cover for long-term absentee Luke Shaw.

And with Ashley Young likely to be out until the end of March and Marcos Rojo recovering from shoulder surgery, Van Gaal desperately needs reinforcements.

But Pochettino is unwilling to sell any more of his stars in January after allowing winger Andros Townsend to join Newcastle for £12m.

Spurs reckon they are ahead of United in terms of team building and don’t want to help to a club competing with them for a Champions League place.

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