“He’s the captain – I know Mark Noble is the captain – but it’s him because he will play more.
“If they can somehow win the Europa League, they’re in the Champions League next season, he’s not going anywhere.”
West Ham have kicked off their European campaign in good style by winning both of their matches, and Rice has scored in both fixtures.
Moyes’ men beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 earlier this month and then won by the same scoreline against Rapid Wien on Thursday evening.
Rice was a standout performer on both occasions and in the space of a few months he has proven he is capable of playing at the very top level, and his recent Europa League form will be an unwanted advertisement of the midfielder for West Ham if they do not go all the way in the competition.