Manchester United have been poor at the back in the current campaign even after spending a lot over the years to strengthen their backline.
Mourinho lured the likes of Lindelof, Bailly and Dalot. Solskjaer signed Wan-Bissaka, Telles, Varane and the most expensive defender in the world, Harry Maguire.
The problem at Man Utd is that they do not have a rock-solid play breaker to provide a solid cover in front of the back four.
Matic is the only specialist defensive midfielder, who has mostly warmed the bench in the last two seasons, has confirmed that he will leave soon.
In such a scenario, we have been heavily linked with West Ham and England star, Declan Rice, and the latest reports are interesting.
According to ESPN, Man Utd have a clear run to secure the signing of the 23-year-old holding midfielder as rivals like Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool will not be focusing on luring him this summer.
However, the news source have mentioned that the Three Lions star, who would cost in excess of £100million, might not fancy a move to the Red Devils as they are a side in decline.
The 29-capped international still has a couple of years left on his contract and West Ham could sanction his sale for a fee of £120million (90min). In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Rice has addressed the transfer rumors and stated:
“I can’t help speculation, even with the numbers that get talked about. I get battered for it all the time on social media, but I can’t help that. I can help by going on the pitch and performing as best as I can.”
We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the coming months and will keep you updated.