Manchester United have decided not to continue their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose, according to The Express.
The England international is believed to have been on United’s radar, and the possibility of a move increased following his explosive interview with the Sun.
In it, the 27-year-old questioned Tottenham’s ambition due to their lack of signings this summer.
He also hinted that he would be open to moving back up to the North of England one day, and criticised Spurs for not paying him as much as he deserves.
United were sniffing around the left-back, but according to The Express, Jose Mourinho has ended his interest and the club are considering other targets.
It is believed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy informed the Red Devils that Rose will not be sold this summer.
At the moment, the England international is understandably not the most popular man in North London, despite publicly apologising for the timing of his interview.
To question the club’s wage structure and ambition could easily result in the hierarchy choosing to offload said player.
However, in this case, Rose is a crucial member of Mauricio Pochettino’s team and it would not do the club’s image any favours if they were to sell the left-back in the same window that they sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City.
It also does not help matters that Spurs have not brought in a single new player with just two weeks left to go until the window slams shut.
While Rose’s comments are still raw now, there is no reason why he cannot reintegrate himself back into the team.
The player’s injury may be a blessing in disguise as he will be away from the spotlight, and time is the biggest healer.