Thursday 22 August 2019

Manchester United transfer target Danny Rose handed fresh snub by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

The future of Tottenham full-back Danny Rose has been cast into fresh doubt after he was omitted from Mauricio Pochettino's squad for Saturday's north London derby at Arsenal despite being fully fit.

Rose played in Tottenham's previous Premier League game against Crystal Palace, but was dropped in favour of Ben Davies for the trip to Emirates Stadium and did not not making the short trip to the game at Emirates Stadium, with club sources suggesting he was ordered to work with younger players at the club's Enfield training base.

Rose infuriated Tottenham officials and his manager Pochettino when he took part in a newspaper interview questioning the club's ambition back in August, as he hinted they needed to spend more in the transfer market.

That story emerged after Rose was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, with Old Trafford sources and the club's manager Jose Mourinho refusing to deny that they have an interest in signing the England full-back in recent months.

United defender Luke Shaw may be part of a deal that sees Rose move to Manchester as early as the January transfer window, with Pochettino a firm admirer of Shaw after he nurtured him through the ranks at Southampton.

Whatever the future holds for Shaw, whohas been frozen out of the United first team picture by Mourinho, it appears to be increasingly clear that Rose is being eased out of the Tottenham fold by Pochettino, with his latest snub for what is traditionally the club's biggest game of the season a potential breaking point for all parties.

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