Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Reporting
Football Reporting

Champions League

Man Utd sent Declan Rice transfer warning after late win over West Ham


Manchester United had the perfect opportunity to assess Declan Rice, but the West Ham star has been warned against a move to Ralf Rangnick’s team anytime soon

Video Loading

Video Unavailable

Ralf Rangnick discusses future of Jesse Lingard ahead of West Ham fixture

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole believes West Ham ace Declan Rice would run the risk of “still not winning trophies” if he joined Manchester United.

The Hammers captain has regularly been linked with a move to Ralf Rangnick’s side as the German tactician eyes an overhaul of the Red Devils’ midfield.

United were able to observe the England international in action during their dramatic 1-0 home victory against David Moyes’ side on Saturday.

Rice once again demonstrated his brilliance and limitless potential with another combative performance in midfield, even if he ended up on the losing side.

However, Cole does not believe Old Trafford should be his next destination, as he feels the current atmosphere and team may not be right for him.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Declan Rice starred in United’s midfield once more

“I wouldn’t go if I was Declan Rice, no. I think you run the risk of going there and still not winning trophies,” Cole said on BT Sport.

“I think if Man City were on the table, you’d go there because in recent years it guarantees you trophies and I think Declan would want that.

“But for me there’s no reason for him to not stay at West Ham if the progress is still going in that [upward] pattern, but that’s for him and the owners.

“He needs better players around him at West Ham to go to that next level.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

A report from ESPN claimed that Rice featured on United’s shortlist of midfield targets that the club’s senior figures had assembled shortly after they decided not to sign a new central midfielder last summer.

That decision is proving to be a sticking point for the Reds, who are now locked in a battle for the top four, rather than the Premier League title.

But current United midfielder Scott McTominay garnered praise from Cole, with an equally impressive display against the Hammers.

HAVE YOUR SAY! Should Declan Rice consider a move to Manchester United? Comment below

Rice has been vital to West Ham’s push for the Champions League places

“Well I agree in the sentiment that the midfield is the area they need to strengthen. McTominay I like but there needs to be something else, a different ingredient in there,” Cole added.

“But I think the problem with Man United fans is they’re judging it on the great teams they’ve had in the past. This is a new generation, this is a new team, and I think today they’ve looked okay.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“I think there needs to be someone else in there to push them [McTominay and Fred] and also to compliment the balance in there.”

McTominay has also impressed at the heart of United’s midfield

One player who could very well be trusted to do that is Paul Pogba, who has made a surprisingly early return from an injury lay-off.

The Frenchman has been nursing an injury he picked up on international duty with France over two months ago and is yet to feature since Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November.

However, Cole also believes Pogba has already had too many chances to prove himself at United.

“I don’t think Pogba adds anything to this side. His race is run at Man United,” Cole said.

“Ever since Bruno Fernandes walked through the door, I think he’s just a percentage better than Pogba in all areas and there’s only room for one of them in the team because of egos.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“So I think his time is done. He needs a new challenge. But I’m a big fan of Bruno Fernandes.”

Read More

Read More





Source link

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Arsenal

Tottenham are potentially on the cusp of doing an on the field, off the field double over north London rivals Arsenal. Spurs need just...

Bundesliga

Manchester United have regularly been linked with a transfer for RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku and their failure to secure his services is once...

Arsenal

Arsenal’s Champions League hopes took a massive dent at the hands of Newcastle on Monday night and Jamie Carragher has explained why the Gunners...

Arsenal

Newcastle United continued their impressive form at St James’ Park as they stunned Champions League-chasing Arsenal with Ant and Dec in the thick of...