Manchester United were humiliated by Chelsea in the FA Cup yesterday and our highest earner, David De Gea, was easily the worst player on the field.
In all fairness, the Blues could have scored more because defensively, we were all over the place and to make matters worse, most expensive defender in the history of the game, Harry Maguire, scored an own goal to ensure that our cup run came to an end.
Therefore, it is evident that Solskjaer must splash the cash to improve the squad in the summer transfer window and a top defensive midfielder in the form of Declan Rice is linked.
A week back, Football Insider exclusively revealed that the Old Trafford outfit are planning a raid to hire the services of the West Ham play breaker, who is admired by Sir Alex Ferguson.
More recently, John Barnes has backed the Red Devils to agree the signing of the England international in the summer transfer window. The Liverpool legend told BonusCodeBets (via The Metro):
“Regarding the ongoing transfer rumours on Declan Rice, I am not sure that he would come into Manchester United and take over that defensive midfield role, especially as Nemanja Matic has recently signed a two-year contract.”
“However, United must look to the future and Rice is a good young English player and would be a good signing for United.”
Matic has proved to be solid since the resumption of football but we have mainly played teams in the bottom half of the table. Against Chelsea yesterday, the Serbian was average just like the entire last campaign. The former Benfica defensive midfielder will turn 32 next month, he is past his best and should be replaced.
Declan Rice is a rising star. Earlier in the season, he put in a fantastic performance against Man United and stopped us from scoring. The Hammers were able to beat Solskjaer’s men 2-0.
In the last league game vs Watford, the 21-year-old showed the world that he can strike the ball really well. He scored a sublime goal from distance vs the Hornets.
The young play breaker has already played seven games for the senior international side, his current contract with West Ham will expire in 2024 and as per The Sun, he is valued at £70million. In your view, should United move in to secure his signing in the summer?