England international spent time at the Chelsea academy before making the switch to the Hammers youth setup in 2014. Having risen through the ranks, he broke into the first-team in 2017, under ex-Man United coach David Moyes and has not looked back since.
Having broken out as a defender, Declan has made his name in the defensive midfield role, establishing himself as one of the best in the position in the PL. A first-choice for both club and country in the No. 6 role, Rice has constantly been linked with a move to a bigger club for quite some time now.
Chelsea were intent on signing him last summer but a move failed to materialize while the likes of Man United and Liverpool are said to have already made enquiries about a potential transfer for the English player with his agent.
Now, it is being claimed that the Red Devils could be ready to launch a move for Declan as the club seek a long-term replacement for veteran midfielder Nemanja Matic.
While Scott McTominay is seen as a huge asset by Man United, they will dip their toes into the transfer market to bolster the defensive midfield area, with Rice being their likeliest target. Nonetheless, a move for the English player, in the upcoming summer looks extremely difficult.