According to Trevor Sinclair, Manchester United should have prioritised signing defensive midfielder in the summer transfer window instead of signing Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.
Sinclair insists the Manchester United squad needed a holding midfielder and a right-back not a striker or winger.
The Red Devils have struggled this season despite making some big moves over the summer for Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
Sinclair told TalkSport: “I go back to the summer when they made their signings – I didn’t think they needed a winger and I didn’t think they needed a striker. I said they needed a right-back and a holding midfielder.
“Declan Rice, if he’s playing with Scott McTominay or Fred, the difference in performance in that Man United team would be vast, vastly different.”
Sinclair is not the only one to have praised the England international, with legendary Chelsea defender John Terry describing Rice as the ‘best in his position in world football’.