A number of Manchester United supporters believe West Ham United star Declan Rice has appealed to pick me up following his honesty about his love of playing at Old Trafford.
Following United’s 1-0 victory over the Hammers on Saturday afternoon, courtesy of Marcus Rashford’s dramatic 93rd-minute winner, Rice, speaking to the media after the contest, explained how much he loved playing at Old Trafford , even if the late heroics of his England team-mate will have left a bitter taste in his mouth.
As reported by Manchester Evening News, Rice is a top target for United as they look to bolster their central midfield options. They are longtime admirers of the Hammers star and are keen to complete a deal for the 23-year-old.
Rice, addressing sky sportssaid: “I loved it. Every time I come to Old Trafford I’ve always said it’s one of my favorite places to play.
“It’s an amazing stadium.”
After being lyrical about Old Trafford and how much he loves playing at the famous cathedral of football, United supporters, unsurprisingly, were quick to react to his comments, given the club’s keen interest in securing his signature. .
And some fans took it as a possible suggestion that he was hinting he would like to join United, amid the club’s desperation to bolster their midfield options.
Below, MEN Sports took a close look at what some United supporters had to say.
As you can see from the messages displayed in the tweets above, United supporters believe Rice’s admission of his love for playing at Old Trafford may have been a clear hint that he would like to join the club. .
The England international, of course, is highly regarded at the London stadium and the Hammers are believed to value him at around £100million, meaning it will be a tall order for United to try and land him. at Old Trafford.
Nonetheless, the midfielder is believed to remain a prime target for the Reds as they seek to strengthen this area of the squad.
In Saturday’s game itself, Rice felt a draw would have been a fair result.
He said: “I think a draw was a fair result. There weren’t many clear chances in the game.
“But to be naive like that and give away a goal in the last 20 seconds is devastating.
“When they were pushing the players forward, we were such a counter-attacking team that we still had the energy to go forward. It was a real kick in the teeth to concede this late. “
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