Now Tottenham and England's first-choice left back, Rose has starred thanks to his pace and attacking ability, whilst also improving his defensive work having previously been frail and ponderous at the back.
However, Rose recently told The Sun that he is a little disgruntled right now, for a number of reasons, including his wages, Tottenham's inability to sign 'top' players, and his own desire to return to the north of England.
Now, The Mirror report that Manchester United are again interested in signing Rose, and could offer up Luke Shaw in a January bid for the England ace, who hasn't played since January of this year.
United have used Daley Blind at left back so far this season, but manager Mourinho appears to be targeting a January deal for Rose, with Spurs boss Pochettino potentially interested in reuniting with Shaw.
It was Pochettino who gave Shaw his big break as a teenager with Southampton, but he has failed to live up to expectations since joining United from the Saints back in the summer of 2014, with injury and fitness problems haunting him.
Pochettino may feel that Rose's situation is irreparable after his controversial comments, and the chance to land a player he has worked with before in Shaw could be appealing – but Spurs won't want to lose another star full back after selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City, and United may have to pay a considerable fee on top of giving up shaw in order to land Rose in January.