Manchester United are still in the run for Declan Rice after deciding to let the opportunity to bid for his services in the summer pass.
The West Ham player signed a long term contract last year and said;
“I signed a five year contract with West Ham last year, which will keep me at club till I’m 24, and for me this is the best place to be right now,” he told the Daily Mirror.
“I am playing for a manager who has given me my chance and played me week in week out.
“It’s all talk until something happens – and nothing has – so I’m just focussed on West Ham, doing my best and making fans happy.”
Manchester United are severely lacking in midfield and attack and a player such as Declan Rice certainly fits the bill as a young player with huge potential.
Thirty years ago a young Paul Ince made the journey North from the London club and became a United legend.United would be hoping Declan Rice could make the same impact.
During the summer, United allowed Lukaku and Sanchez to leave for InterMilan and
United failed to land back up leaving them overly reliant on Anthony Martial and Markus Rashford.According to Express Sport they have reported that United have reached a verbal agreement with Mario Mandzukic.
The Juventus frontman recently rejected a bumper contact to move to Qatar, with the veteran feeling as though he still has more to give in Europe.
Solskjaer recently defended his decision not to replace Romelu Lukaku, despite being short at centre-forward.
“There were strikers but they weren’t the ones we wanted,” he said.
“If we had the right one, we would have.
“It was time for Romelu to go. He knows that. He didn’t want to be here. What is the point in having players that don’t want to be here?
“And it’s no point getting players in that you’re not 100% sure about.
“When you get players in you need the right ones that are going to stay here for a longer period and that’s the long-term thinking we have to show.
I cannot think: ‘I need a player because this is my reputation.’ No, it’s the club.”
Back to top