Manchester United defeated Sheffield United last night and are now just five points behind league leaders Liverpool and have a game in hand as well.
As far as the transfers are concerned, the Red Devils need to adequately strengthen their squad and reports suggest that they could move to sign a top defensive midfielder in the summer transfer window.
According to Manchester Evening News, Man United are in the market to strengthen key areas and defensive midfield is one of them.
The renowned outlet have mentioned that Declan Rice is a target for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who likes the England international. However, MEN claim that new signings in January are unlikely
The 21-year-old play breaker has performed brilliantly for the Hammers and has already played 13 times for the Three Lions under the management of Gareth Southgate. He scored his debut goal for the country last month against Iceland.
Rice was impressive in the last campaign and was a wanted man in the last summer transfer window. The London based side kept the suitors away by slapping a mammoth £80million price tag on the player and recent reports suggest that it is unlikely that the valuation has dropped (The Telegraph).
At Old Trafford, Ole does need to sign a top holding midfield star, who would be able to provide a solid cover in front of the back four. Matic used to be world class but the veteran is past his best and must be replaced.
In your view, should Man United splash the cash to sign £80million-rated Declan Rice?