Should Manchester United Pursue Danny Rose This Summer?

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Possible transfer dealings of Manchester United are taking more and more column inches in recent weeks. First it was about possible departures of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford and then it was about signing Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk. However, the latest rumour is a familiar one.

Manchester United are reportedly going to pursue Danny Rose this summer. Tottenham Hotspur left-back is on the club’s radar, as The Guardian are pointing out, and the Devils seem to be ready to go for it. A left-back position is one that has given problems to Jose Mourinho this term, as Ashley Young was forced to play there for the most part of the season.

Manchester United Are In Need Of A Left-Back

The Luke Shaw situation is not great at all and the young Englishman could possibly be on his way out. He is not getting enough playing time to really want to stay at Old Trafford and it will be interesting to see what will be Shaw’s stance when the transfer window opens.

Yet, the story about Danny Rose has been going around ever since the last summer. It was then that Rose said he could see himself playing again in the north of England, implying on Manchester and Liverpool as his possible destinations. It is fair to say no one at Tottenham was excited about his comments, finding them inappropriate and Rose himself had to apologise afterwards.

Nevertheless, this story is back on and Manchester United really need new full-backs. That means there should be a lot of activity at Old Trafford this summer and getting Rose would be a convenient solution. First of all, he is English, experienced and has a certain quality that could see him become a first XI player in his position.

This Could Be A Low Risk Deal For A Domestic Player

Second, Rose does not seem as someone United would have to spend too much time on in order to get him to sign for them. He is not playing enough this season, which is a mixture of his injury issues and questionable relationship with Mauricio Pochettino. If United are really going to buy several new players this summer, they will need to act fast and save the time for solving other transfers.

After making 119 Premier League appearances in the past five seasons, Rose has spend most of the time off the pitch this season. He appeared only seven times this term in the league and that could count against him. United did not really get to see him much and his levels of play could be much lower than from the previous two seasons when he was irreplaceable at Spurs.

However, if Man United would be able to get Rose for a lower price, than that would be a reasonable proposition. Yes, he might get injured as he had issues in recent years with several injuries and yes, he might not be the player he was. Still, Rose will be 28 this summer and there is still enough good seasons in him and buying him for a lower price would make this transfer a low risk deal for a domestic player.

But then again, there is the dealing with Daniel Levy and who knows how that could end up…

2 Comments on Should Manchester United Pursue Danny Rose This Summer?

  1. Of course you should pursue him. Just give us £40m, plus Shaw, in return, or £50m outright. Poch won’t forgive Rose’s public disloyalty and whinging about his ‘worth’ in the summer ..especially after he’d been drawing about £2m in wages for being injured all year. He’s a great player, but he’s left a bad taste in the mouth at Spurs. A fresh start for everyone, I think.

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