The Portuguese tactician is desperate to strengthen his squad with the addition of the England international, who is also keen to secure regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup in Russia.
United were close to signing the Spurs ace in the summer but a deal fell through due to Rose’s recovery from a long-term injury combined with Mauricio Pochettino’s unwillingness to sell two full-backs in one transfer window.
Tottenham had already sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City and the former Southampton boss was keen to keep Rose at the club.
However, the 27-year-old has fallen out of favour this season after giving an explosive interview with the Sun where he questioned the club’s wage structure.
United, meanwhile, have been operating with Ashley Young in the left-back role, with Luke Shaw unfancied by Mourinho.
The Red Devils’ transfer chiefs are aware a deal will be tough to strike with Daniel Levy but Mourinho is convinced they will land the former Leeds United man by the summer at the latest, according to the Daily Mail.
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