Report claims Spurs won't sell Danny Rose to Manchester United, Pochettino's stance explained

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen

Tottenham will reportedly refuse to sell any players to Manchester United, notably Danny Rose.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur won't sell defender Danny Rose to Manchester United - because they don't want to strengthen the Red Devils.

Rose, 25, joined Spurs way back in 2007 having come up through the ranks with Leeds United, and whilst he started out as a winger, he has reinvented himself as a full back at White Hart Lane.

Loan spells with Watford, Peterborough United, Bristol City and Sunderland certainly helped Rose, and he has been a key part of a youthful Tottenham side which is going from strength to strength under Mauricio Pochettino.

Yet, with Ben Davies playing regularly too this season, The Mirror state that Manchester United are plotting a shock raid to try and land Rose, given that Luke Shaw is out with a long-term injury.

However, the report states that Tottenham will reject any move from United to sign their players, particularly Rose in this situation, as they believe that Pochettino's squad is ahead of Manchester United's in terms of developing a quality team at the top of the Premier League table.

It's also suggested that manager Pochettino also doesn't want to sell any more players before Monday's transfer deadline, having allowed winger Andros Townsend to join Newcastle United last week.

With Spurs heading in the right direction and United struggling under Louis van Gaal, Rose may not even fancy a move to Old Trafford anyway, especially as he would be backup to Shaw upon his return from injury - and even though he is in a battle with Davies at Spurs, he still has a major role to play at White Hart Lane.

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