Manchester United earned a hard fought victory against the Hammers at the weekend and next up, they will face AC Milan in the Europa League.
The first leg at Old Trafford ended 1-1, therefore, the Red Devils must score away from home to stay in the competition. In case you want to punt on the fixture then no look further than this website that offers great deals.
As far as the transfers are concerned, the Red Devils need to strengthen their squad in the summer transfer window to challenge Guardiola’s team for the Premier League title next season.
The Old Trafford outfit are linked with central defender but in my view what they really need is a top quality play breaker who will be able to prove a solid cover in front of the back four.
Under the management of Jose Mourinho, we signed central defenders like Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived and in his very first summer transfer window as Man Utd boss, broke the bank to make Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in the history of the game.
Furthermore, the Norwegian manager signed a top class right back in the form of Aaron Wan-Bissaka in 2019 and last year, we splashed the cash to lure a proven left back in the form of Alex Telles. The results are in front of us.
Slowly but surely the back-line has improved and we have kept 4 clean sheets in the last 4 league games, 9 in the last 15. So, luring a defender should not be our priority in the summer. Instead, we lack a specialist play breaker and in such a scenario Man Utd have to agree the signing of Declan Rice.
At the moment, our only natural DM is Nemanja Matic and the Serbian international’s best days are long gone. He must be replaced and Rice would be able to serve the club in the long run.
The 22-year-old has already played over 100 games for the Hammers and has earned 10 caps for England as well. This season, he has been brilliant under the management of David Moyes. In 28 league appearances so far, he has helped West Ham keep 10 clean sheets.
His passing range is fantastic, can tackle well and has got the ability to strike the ball from distance as well. Rice’s current contract with the London side will expire in 2024 and reports (ESPN) suggest that it would take a mammoth bid of £70million to sign him in the summer.
In your view, should Man Utd meet the asking price to get his signing done?