By Dave Marshall
Former Republic Ireland star now turned Pundit Andy Townsend believes Tottenham defender Danny Rose will end up at Manchester United after struggling to get into Mauricio Pochettino’s starting eleven since he came back from a knee ligament injury that kept him out for almost ten months.
The English international has been linked away with a move from the north London club since his outburst about the club in September when he complained about the club wage structure and transfer dealings compared to their rivals.
He later apologised to the club about his outburst but has only started four games in all competitions since he came back from injury though. Many have attributed his fall from grace due to the massive improvement shown by Ben Davies who has been impressive in his absence.
However, the Tottenham Hotspur defender has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the January transfer window and could be the next high-profile star to leave the north London outfit after former Spurs full-back Kyle Walker left for current Premier League leaders Manchester City in the summer for a record-breaking £50 million move.
Former Republic of Ireland star, Townsend as quoted on Danny Rose, he said;
“I’ve got a feeling he’ll move on.” he also added,
“I think he’ll go, Something’s clearly rattled Danny, when he said what he said in the press and he got ticked off for that.
“He’s obviously had his injury and Ben Davies has improved rapidly as a player.
“I can see him ending up at [Manchester] United.”
“You see what’s happened with Kyle Walker.
“He’s ended up going to City and wow, look how that has taken off,” he continued.
The 27-year-old was infuriated after he was excluded from Tottenham squad to face Arsenal in the north London Derby defeat last weekend but he returned to the starting line-up in Tottenham’s 2-1 win away at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur host managerless West Brom side and Danny Rose will be hoping he can retain his place in the starting eleven after an impressive display in the Champions League but if he drops to the bench again, he might follow in the footsteps of former Spurs defender Kyle Walker and move to the Red part of Manchester.