West Ham midfielder Declan Rice believes he’s capable of playing for Manchester United after the 20-year-old was linked with the club this summer.
Rice, who has made 74 first-team appearances for the Hammers since his 2017/2018 breakthrough season, also earned an England call-up in March last year and has gone on to earn three caps under Gareth Southgate so far.
Despite signing a new five-year contract last season, Rice seems to have hinted he would be open to a move to Old Trafford in the future in an interview with FourFourTwo, responding after being questioned about the links by saying: “Don’t get me wrong, I think I’ve got the ability to play for a club like that. But it’s all about the timing and I don’t think the timing is right for me at all. I’ve still got so much to learn.”
United, who have had to play Paul Pogba deeper this season in a two-man midfield with Scott McTominay due to a lack of midfield options, could be majorly boosted with the addition of Rice, though despite the London-born man hinting at a possible move in the future, he adds that he’s in no rush to leave Manuel Pellegrini’s side, revealing: “I’m loving it at West Ham, the connection between me and the supporters is special. I’ve become one of the fans’ favourites and the manager likes me.”
“I’ve signed a contract here for the next few years and I’m looking forward to playing this season and the season beyond, so we’ll just see where it goes. To be called a West Ham legend in the future, maybe, would be a real honour.”
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