In Focus: Tottenham Hotspur need to make Rose decision as Manchester United walk away

Manchester United have scrapped plans to move for Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose, according to The Independent.

What’s the word?

The England international has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford for some time.

The 27-year-old seemed destined to leave Tottenham after heavily criticising the club prior to the start of the season.

In the end, the left-back stayed but rumours have constantly been rumbling over his long-term future at the North London outfit.

One club who will not swoop for Rose this month is United, according to The Independent.

The publication claims that Jose Mourinho has scrapped plans to sign a new left-back as he has been impressed with the form of Luke Shaw.

The former Southampton star was banished in the early stages of the season, but in his last six outings in all competitions, the 22-year-old has played the full 90 minutes.

What does this mean for Rose?

It seems that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has no issue with the left-back, as he has insisted as much publicly.

However, some of the fans have not forgiven Rose for his outburst, in which he slammed the club’s transfer policy and wage structure.

Since recovering from a long-term knee injury, the full-back has made nine appearances in all competitions.

He has not featured, though, since Tottenham’s 5-2 win over Southampton on Boxing Day due to injury, but he is expected to return soon.

As far as his future at the club goes, the England international still possesses the ability to perform well, but in his absence, Ben Davies stepped up to the plate and has proven that Tottenham can survive without Rose.