Danny Rose doesn’t look set to be leaving Tottenham Hotspur anytime soon, as Manchester United reportedly scrapped plans to add another full-back to their ranks.
Rose was allegedly hoping to move to Old Trafford after the World Cup, but a transfer no longer looks to be on the cards.
Jose Mourinho has already brought 19-year-old Diogo Dalot in from FC Porto for £17.4 million and it was expected that another full-back would follow suit, with Juventus and Brazil left-back Alex Sandro strongly linked.
Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe was another name mentioned.
Reported by the Telegraph, Mourinho has now told Ed Woodward that other positions are a great priority, with a new centre-back and a backup option to Romelu Lukaku topping the list.
This does not mean United’s interest in Rose cannot be reignited, with full-back options remaining rather limited despite Dalot’s arrival and we’re yet to see if the young Portuguese defender will get much game time with the first-team next season.
Danny Rose is no longer a prime target for Manchester United. Mourinho has told Ed Woodward not to pursue Rose at the moment and to focus his attention elsewhere, with a central defender a greater priority. [Telegraph] #MUFC
— Devils Latest (@Devils_Latest) 12 June 2018
After all, Dalot made just eight first-team appearances for Porto last term. United is a massive step up.
Rose expressed a desire to leave Spurs last summer before decided to remain in north London.
It has been reported that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has been considering a move for Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon, according to The Sun.