Man Utd told by ex-player to sign ‘old-school’ England star


Ex-Man Utd defender Wes Brown has urged his former club to sign West Ham United and England midfielder Declan Rice.

The West Ham academy product has been a standout player for them and England over the past couple of seasons.

Rice shone at last year’s European Championships and he has carried that momentum over into this campaign.


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The Hammers are enjoying a great season. They sit fifth in the Premier League table and Rice has been a major component of their success.

Man Utd are among the clubs interested in signing Rice. It has been stated that he is valued at around £100m. Brown believes Rice would “definitely benefit” the Red Devils:

“I love Declan Rice. I look at him and he reminds me of an old-school player because he knows his job and knows what to do,” Brown said (via The Metro).

“He works hard and he doesn’t need to be a tactical genius or do fancy tricks, he just knows his job and he does it very well at West Ham.

“He just gets it and he would definitely benefit Man United. A lot of people say he is not this or that or flamboyant. He doesn’t need to be.”

Brown played with Cristiano Ronaldo during the forward’s first spell at Man Utd.

He expects the 36-year-old to remain at the club this summer. It was reported earlier this week that he would be ‘allowed to walk’.

Brown added: “Cristiano Ronaldo is a true professional but it doesn’t matter where he goes he’s going to get stick regardless.

“I’m happy he came back because he’s a great addition to the squad with his experience and his professionalism.

“A lot of people look at how he works and how he is, away from the game, how he treats himself. He has won so many things and he’s a senior player in that team, so he will be one of those who speaks up.

“I hope he’s still there next season. He saved us quite a lot when he first arrived, scoring some crucial goals in both the league and in Europe. I honestly do feel he will be there next season.”





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