Trevor Sinclair claims Declan Rice would be better off staying at the London Stadium if he was given the option of moving to Manchester United.
The former West Ham and Manchester City midfielder believes the Hammers are just as likely to win trophies as the Red Devils at the moment, so he can see no reason why Rice would be interested in making the switch to Old Trafford:
“I don’t think he’d move to Manchester United, I really don’t. If you look at both teams and both sets of players, he’s better off staying at West Ham for me. There’s a bit of glory there [Man United], obviously, because they’ve got 75,000 fans in the stadium, they’re supported throughout the world. But where have you got a better chance of picking up silverware?”
Sinclair did, however, say that Rice should consider City as a potential destination if the Premier League champions do make a bid for the 22-year-old next summer:
“I think if Declan Rice had the opportunity, and you have to say Fernandinho’s not going to continue to play on, they will be looking for a replacement holding midfielder to compete with Rodri for that holding-midfield role.”
City, United and Chelsea are thought to be the England international’s main suitors but West Ham are currently in a strong position to keep hold of their vice-captain.
Not only are the Irons third in the table, but they have now secured £150m worth of investment, following Daniel Kretinsky’s acquisition of a 27% stake in the London club.