With Manchester United in the race for major honours this season, the club manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly making up plans to strengthen his squad in January.
While the club have got a bit of work left to do to secure their place in the Champions League knockout stage, Man United currently trail rivals Manchester City eight points in the Premier League title race.
The two sides clash at Old Trafford on Sunday which could be a decisive moment in their title battle, but it seems as though plans are being lineup to strengthen the squad in the New Year.
According to The Independent, while a number of players are being linked with a move to the club, it’s Tottenham full-back Danny Rose who will sit top of the transfer shortlist as they look to address a key position in their team.
Although Ashley Young has done a brilliant job filling in, while Mourinho does have various options including the likes of Matteo Darminan, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind to play there, he hasn’t been able to settle on a long-term option.
Valencia’s Carlos Soler and Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil are also said to be of interest to Man Utd, but those positions can arguably wait until the end of the season, with Rose undoubtedly a key addition if he were to arrive.
Having had his injury and fitness problems so far this season, he’s been limited to just five appearances in all competitions. However, there’s no denying that his speed, movement, defensive solidity and attacking qualities would make United a better team.