Stats: Rose fluffs England audition in front of watching Hodgson

The Tottenham full-back enjoyed a torrid time against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Danny Rose may have wished his manager hadn't been so vocal about his opinion of the 24-year-old in the lead up to Tottenham's match against Manchester United on Sunday. 

Mauricio Pochettino had earlier in the week lauded the full-back, saying he was more than ready for England and had been one of the best left-backs around this season.

There were plenty of Spurs fans, let alone supporters of other clubs, who would've raised their eyebrows at such bold comments by the Argentine, but Rose had the chance at Old Trafford to underline those words with a performance worthy of such a compliment.

And to be frank, he utterly failed in front of watching England manager Roy Hodgson, even if the defender wasn't the only Spurs player guilty of a poor performance.

In recent months, Rose has tended to mix occasional errors with gut-busting attacking contributions. Like Walker on the other flank, he makes mistakes but Rose often has the pace and drive to get back and prevent a shot, before pushing back the opposition's own wide players with his forays forward.

But against United, Spurs were so poor all over the pitch, they couldn't push up and maintain possession beyond the halfway line, and all of the side's defensive frailties were repeatedly exposed, not least on the left flank. Every time the home side came forward, you could see the Spurs midfield and defence worrying, which resulted in sloppy marking and mistakes.

  PositionTeamTackles AccuracyGroud Duels Won %FoulsInterceptionTotal ClearancePassing AccuracyMins Played
Danny Rose DF Tottenham 87.5% 56% 3 2 4 87.23% 90

Rose struggled with the movement of Juan Mata, whose clever passing on the right side of the field pulled the full-back all over the place.

He only managed to win just over half of his duels for possession, an area of his game he is normally strong in, and gave away three fouls over the course of the game - earning a yellow card in the process.

It's easy to say in hindsight of course, but given how much Spurs struggled to implement their pressing game, this may have been a game for the more defensively aware and conservative Ben Davies.

If Rose is to be selected by Hodgson, he will be hoping that this isn't the only Spurs match Hodgson has attended in recent weeks.

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