DAVID MOYES GIVES MANCHESTER UNITED HOPE OVER DECLAN RICE TRANSFER DEAL

DAVID MOYES GIVES MANCHESTER UNITED HOPE OVER DECLAN RICE TRANSFER DEAL


David Moyes admits West Ham could be forced
into selling Declan Rice in the summer, with Manchester United reportedly weighing up a
move for the midfielder. Rice has established himself as a key figure
at West Ham since breaking into the first-team back in 2015 and has started all 25 of the
side’s Premier League matches this term. The 21-year-old has long been on the Red Devils’
radar and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly sent his personal scout to watch him in action
at Sheffield United last month. Though Rice put pen to paper on a new long-term
contract at West Ham less than 14 months ago, the London club have accepted that the England
international may leave at the end of the season. However, the Hammers are not prepared to sell
Rice on the cheap and have slapped an £80million price tag on the youngster. And Moyes, who has come to terms with the
fact this could be Rice’s last season at the London Stadium, has given his former club
United hope of a possible deal. ‘In my mind he is arguably the best holding
midfield player in the country and the best thing about Declan is he will get better,’
the West Ham manager said. ‘Declan is carrying a lot of the team at
the moment and he’s the one who will carry on from Mark Noble when it comes to an end
for him. ‘Quite often when building a club you have
to sell. I hope it’s not the case with Declan but
I said the same with Wayne Rooney and Joleon Lescott [at Everton]. ‘But the team got better because we were
able to sign the right players to replace them. If that ever came around [Rice leaving] I’d
hope we’d be able to do the same here as well.’ Back in November, United legend Roy Keane
raised his concerns over a potential move for Rice. ‘Where he needs to improve, where do you
want me to start?’ the ex-United captain said on Sky Sports. ‘His positional play, I don’t think he’s
been consistent enough, he doesn’t stay with runners, he’s sloppy in possession,
I can go on. ‘He’s one of these players who people
were enjoying and loved but he’s one of these players that has almost played his way
out of the team because he’s not been consistent at West Ham.’

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