Manchester United’s three game winning run in all competitions came to an abrupt end yesterday after losing to Bournemouth away from home in the Premier League.
The Red Devils are 18 points behind league leaders Liverpool and just 5 points above the relegation zone. The Old Trafford club desperately need to reinforce their squad in January.
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According to a recent report covered by Goal.com, after failing to lure a midfielder in the summer transfer window, Man Utd are prepared to secure the signing of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice as soon as this winter.
United offloaded Fellaini and Herrera in the last two transfer windows, moreover, Pogba has mainly been on the treatment and Matic, who is past his best, has mostly warmed the bench in the current campaign.
Therefore, the midfield department must be strengthened and Rice, who has been impressive for the Hammers, would be a quality addition.
Goal.com have mentioned that the 20-year-old England international would cost around £80million and Man Utd are prepared to back Solskjaer financially.
The Hammers defeated Man United earlier in the campaign and Rice provided a rock solid cover in front of Pellegrini’s back-line and helped them keep a clean sheet.
The youngster made his debut for the Three Lions back in March and already, he has featured 6 times under the management of Gareth Southgate.
United adequately strengthened their defense in the summer and now they should move to sign a top play breaker to further tighten things at the back. In your view, should Man Utd splash £80million to secure signing of Declan Rice in January?
Declan Rice is another Maguire; overpriced, over-hyped, waste of money. Solskjaer has the IQ of a turnip if he thinks Rice is going to add value especially at that exorbitant price. Instruct him to approach Klopp or Guardiola for advice on buying top- quality players for a fraction of his “in the clouds” prices. Better still, replace the man with a proper manager like Brendan Rogers or Allegri.
Man United should trade Pogba to RM for Isco and $$$. Then use the $$$ to sign Bruno Fernandes. Declan Rice is overpriced and Gareth Bale over the hill.
I concur with Brent Pickerill; swap Pogba for Isco plus heaps of cash with which to buy Maddison, Haaland, Bruno Fernandes and Milenkovic. Under no circumstances buy Declan Rice. He is not good enough even though he is British. He will be overpriced for a very average player. Ask Roy Keane.