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Chelsea legend Andy Townsend believes Tottenham full-back Danny Rose could join Manchester United amid transfer speculation

By Dan Betts
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Andy Townsend believes England defender Danny Rose could move to Manchester United from Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.

The 27-year-old has established himself as a key player for club and country in recent seasons under current Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Rose endured an injury-hit 2016-17 season before he made some outspoken comments about his future at Tottenham to prompt his manager Pochettino to leave him out of the side.

The Englishman has since returned to the north London side after injury and being out of favour, but the speculation linking Rose with a transfer has refused to dissipate.

The form of his understudy, Davies, is another factor pointing to a move away from White Hart Lane. Rose also knows a move away will give him wages that would dwarf his current deal with the London club.

Manchester United already have Luke Shaw in their ranks, but with the ex-Southampton starlet is out of Jose Mourinho’s favour, which means a swoop for wantaway Rose makes perfect sense.

The ex-Aston Villa and Chelsea midfielder has tipped Rose to burn his bridges at the north London club.

When asked on Sky Sports about whether Rose will stay at Tottenham, Townsend said: “No. Clearly something has rattled Danny.”

He continued: “He said what he said in the press a few months ago. He got told off for that.”

Townsend suggested that rising performance level of Rose’s rival Ben Davies means the north London club might not be desperate to keep him.

“Ben Davies has improved rapidly as a player. I could see Rose moving on and ending up at Man United,” Townsend added.

January approaches and the window will swing open. Danny Rose will attract plenty of attention, especially if he continues to sit on the bench.

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