It has been a tough couple of years for Manchester United, but early signs this year show they may be back to their best.
Since Alex Ferguson left in 2013, England's most successful club has been in turmoil.
David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal were both given the job of maintaining Man United's status amongst the world's elite, but both failed their task miserably.
Even Jose Mourinho struggled in his first season at Old Trafford, but he looks to have got it right this year.
Their past ten games have yielded nine wins; with their only hiccup coming in a 2-2 draw away at Stoke.
As a result, The Red Devils find themselves comfortably top of their Champions League group, and sitting level on points with rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.
However, it seems that Mourinho is not content with his squad, and he is keen to add even more quality to his side in January.
One position that must be addressed is at left back, with the Portuguese manager unhappy with Luke Shaw's slow recovery from injury.
He has thus been forced to utilise Ashley Young at left back, who has featured primarily throughout his career as a winger.
But Mourinho has identified someone who he believes can solve this issue at left back.
According to The Sun, the former Chelsea manager will bid £50 million for Tottenham's Danny Rose.
Rose has missed much of the season through injury, but even when he does reach full fitness he will have a tough time trying to displace Ben Davies at left back.
To make matters even more interesting, the England star has been left out of Tottenham’s official 2018 calendar, implying a change in club may be imminent.
With Rose expressing his disappointment in his current club's transfer business this summer, the North London club may well decide to cash in.
Due to his problems at his club and United's need for a left back, a January move may well prove to be good business for both parties.
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