Danny Rose has said he has moved on from the comments he made last August and is hoping to be at the club next season.
The left-back had to apologise after his notorious interview with the Sun, but he is now hoping to put it all behind him:
“I have learned my lesson on speaking on that sort of stuff. It is good that the manager has come out and said that. I hope the manager, his coaching staff, the recruitment staff and the chairman can all come together and give the manager what he wants.”
“I fancy myself against anybody in the league. Pre-season; come back and hopefully me and Ben start from scratch and we start again and work hard to nail that number one spot.”
On Twitter, fans were not ready to forgive the 27-year-old for his remarks:
Wants to stay now Utd have switched their attention to Alex Sandro…. You've made your bed Danny time to lie in it!
— Eamonn Doran (@edoran77) 16 May 2018
Kept his mouth shut he would have been first choice, probably for England as well at the WC.
— @reocoaker (@reocoaker) 16 May 2018
I said months ago when Rose was talking about his fitness, that there’s a stronger chance he will stay. He would be a bigger loss than Toby.
— Chris The DeeJay (@djchrisvibes) 16 May 2018
— Phil Sandford (@Phil_Sandford) 16 May 2018
I love how he casually doubles down and then says he doesn't understand why everyone hasn't just gotten over it, yet. Does he have no self awareness?
— Nathan Farrar (@Nathan_Farrar) 16 May 2018
He is gone… no chance at all he is staying
— Smoothhound (@MangoChadli) 16 May 2018
Funny that when United were linked he wanted to be paid what he's worth, but after an average season and interest from Everton he no longer wants to be paid what he's worth… he wants to stay and fight. Funny.
— Spurs Is Our Passion (@Spurs_Passion) 16 May 2018
Anyone that wants Rose to leave is silly… the guy’s unbelievable when fully fit. Fantastic going forward and also defesively.
Apart from Marcelo, he’s arguably the best around!
— Jason Marquis (@thebigjase) 16 May 2018
"I regret nothing"
Pack your bags
— terry winter (@terry_winter) 16 May 2018
It doesn’t seem a coincidence that reports have emerged that Manchester United have cooled their interest in our no.3. Reports that Everton are now leading the chase may have prompted a re-assessment by Danny about his future.
The fact that he hasn’t performed anywhere as well since his return from injury has likely put off potential suitors. He will likely use the World Cup as a chance to prove himself, but whether that will be for Mauricio Pochettino’s benefit or in a bid to attract more bids from other prospective clubs, we will soon find out over the coming months.