Archive for November 2021


West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has been told to snub Manchester United in favour of city rivals Manchester City. The two Manchester clubs and Chelsea have been linked with a move for England international Rice in recent transfer windows. However, Manchester United have been the most strongly linked club to Rice. Former Hammers player Trevor Sinclair told TalkSPORT that Rice would be better served playing at Manchester City rather than Manchester United.

Rice had enjoyed a meteoric rise from the time he was released by West London giants Chelsea at the age of 15. He moved to London rivals West Ham United shortly after his release at Chelsea and he progressed through their youth system before making his debut for the first team. Rice is now a key player for the Hammers and he has starred for both club and country this year.

The central midfield position at Manchester United has been under scrutiny for several months and the club is expected to bolster that area of the squad next summer. To this effect, several reports have claimed that West Ham United vice-captain Rice is the prime candidate for the position. He has now been advised to snub Manchester United in favour of other interested teams like Manchester City.

Ex-West Ham United player Sinclair told Rice not to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo to sign for Manchester United ahead of Manchester City as he said that he has a better chance of winning trophies with the reigning Premier League winners.

On Ronaldo, Sinclair said that he understands his choice of Manchester United since he already made his name at the club several years ago.

Rice has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League this season and his good form has propelled West Ham United to third place on the league standings. This is in addition to his impressive form for England at the Euro 2020 tournament where his team reached the final.