Moyes Calls On Declan Rice To Heed West Ham Teammate’s Advice

Moyes Calls On Declan Rice To Heed West Ham Teammate’s Advice

West Ham manager David Moyes says he has told Declan Rice that he can learn a lot from club captain Mark Noble both as a player and leader.

Rice has effectively taken Noble’s place in the team this season, with Moyes opting for a two-man midfield, rather than a three, but ‘Mr West Ham’ still could have a big role to play in his younger teammate’s development.

Moyes wants Noble to be a mentor for Rice and others despite the fact he is no longer a regular fixture in the first team:

“There will be a future here for Mark Noble this year, next year, the year after that and probably years and years after that. He is such a big part of the club. Declan is one of the country’s top players and he’s getting better. I told him that he can learn from Mark Noble on and off the pitch.”

Rice has been heavily linked with a January move to Chelsea but Moyes makes it clear that he feels the 21-year-old still has much to learn and should continue his development under the wing of Noble.

It’s unlikely that Rice will become a one-club man like the Irons captain but the player’s career would definitely benefit from staying at the London Stadium and continuing his apprenticeship.