Former Manchester United star Paul Parker has urged West Ham midfielder Declan Rice not to join Manchester United.
“‘If we’re going on form and consistency, Declan Rice is the best midfield player in the league,’ Parker told BonusCodeBets.
“We can’t label him with a position because he plays like a central midfield player from the past as he’s always happy to run from box to box and he’s happy to play every single game.
“Manchester United should go for him, but they have to get the right players around him and at this moment in time, West Ham United have a better midfield than Manchester United.
“Why would he leave something that’s working really well to go and jump into something that isn’t right? If I’m Declan Rice, I’d turn around and ask who they’re going to sign to play with me because he’d look at [Bruno] Fernandes and say ‘yeah, who else?’
“He’s a very sought-after player and he’ll have to choose his club wisely. If he’s fit, he’ll want to play and he’s not a player you can stop and start.
“David Moyes left him out the other day against Man City completely because if he was on the bench, he could have been pushed into playing and Moyes might have felt that he needed to bring him on.
“But he’s one of those old-fashioned players who will play 90 minutes on a Saturday, and then 90 minutes on the Tuesday and again on Saturday.
“I always say footballers can do that because it’s part and parcel of being a footballer for a job.
“You’re doing something you’re supposed to love, and you’re being well paid for it. So, if there’s 38 Premier League games and you’re fit, you can play every single.
“Fatigue is part of human nature so it’s about how you push yourself and that’s what you train for.
“Declan Rice has to choose the right club that will take him to another level of playing regular Champions League football because that’s what he’d want.”