Transfer News: Danny Rose move gains motion, Mourinho says "game over" on Bale

The England defender could be on his way to Old Trafford following his remarks where he questioned his clubs ambitions

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho Reuters

Manchester United play their first match of the Premier League season on Sunday when they host West Ham United, and Danny Rose could very well be the name that could be the final piece in the puzzle at Old Trafford, according to The Guardian.

The England international has hinted he wanted to play for Manchester United.

In a shocking interview where he hit out at his current club for having a lack of ambition, said: "We need to sign players that I don't need to Google to know who they are."

The Tottenham defender has said he wants to retire up north.

"I will say this too — I will play up north," he said.

"I don't know exactly when, but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere.

"I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me," the England defender told the Sun.

"Time is running out and I do want to win trophies. I don't want to play football for 15 years and not have one trophy or one medal."

The 27-year-old left-back also criticised Tottenham for sanctioning the £53m sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City and questioned the club's lack of transfer activity over the summer.

United manager Mourinho has been a long admirer of the English full-back, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Eleven years ago, Leeds owner Ken Bates claimed Chelsea tapped up three youngsters: Michael Woods, Tom Taiwo and Danny Rose. Mourinho was Chelsea manager at the time. Chelsea signed Woods and Taiwo but Rose remained at Leeds. Woods is currently at Hartlepool and Tom Taiwo is at Falkirk.

United were carved open by Real on more occasions than one in Skopje, and United fans and Mourinho remain convinced a fourth summer signing is necessary.

In the interview after the Super Cup loss to Real Madrid, the manager said it was 'game over' after the Wales international started the game.

And with the boss unsurprisingly honest about chances of new players coming in, the focus has shifted on Rose.