Manchester United transfer target will be captain in future

Declan Rice
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West Ham United boss David Moyes has defended Declan Rice after Roy Keane questioned whether the midfielder has done enough to earn a big-money move.

“I think Declan [Rice] has played really well for us,” Moyes told a press conference on Friday.

“For a young player to have what 40 England caps at his age. No doubt he is going to go on and be an England captain in the future, or I think so.

“Everybody’s entitled to their opinion. I think he’s played really, really well and I think he’s going to go on and be a top player. Hopefully that will be with West Ham, that would be our choice.

“We would like it to be here. I believe he will go on to be a really good player.

“What I will say is Roy Keane was probably the best midfield player of his generation and he can certainly spot a good player because he played that position incredible well over many, many years.”