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Jamie Carragher compares Declan Rice to two iconic Manchester United captains

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has given West Ham star Declan Rice the ultimate praise, as he named the midfielder in his Premier League team of the season and compared him to two former Manchester United captains.

Rice has had another outstanding season for the Hammers, showing consistency and further development in his game as David Moyes’ side reached the Europa League final.

The 23-year-old has continued to be linked with a move to Manchester United, as per talkSPORT, so it might excite fans to hear Carragher compare Rice to Roy Keane and Bryan Robson. Not only are they considered two club legends, but the pair are also iconic captains in United’s remarkable history.

Check out the clip below as Carragher raves about Rice’s performances this season to suggest why the England international makes his Premier League Team of the Season for 2021/22.

Footage courtesy of Sky Sports

Carragher praises his all-round game is explains why that makes him more of an old-style central midfielder, rather than being restricted to a holding one, which has earned him comparisons to two of the best when it came to that.

Rice is still considered one of the best defensive-minded midfielders in the Premier League and he keeps going from strength to strength. The only problem I see is that it won’t be easy to get him out of West Ham because of the club’s ridiculous £150 million asking price.

Of course, that is just their way of pricing a star player out of a move, which is exactly what I believe they did to Rice last summer.

As much as I rate Rice and think he would be an excellent player for United, not just now but in the future, the club should be seeking alternative options and we’ve seen quite a few names do the rounds in recent months.

Ultimately, it will come down to Erik ten Hag when United start making moves for their transfer targets, but I don’t think Rice will be moving to Old Trafford this summer.

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2 responses to “Jamie Carragher compares Declan Rice to two iconic Manchester United captains”

  1. Attwood says:

    Yeah of course you’re right son, ridiculous price.
    West Ham should just let him go for what you want to pay, or can afford more like.
    Pony up the dollars or shut it.
    You don’t seem to have grasped that you are no longer a successful club and players on the up want City, Liverpool or maybe Chelsea.
    You are mid table, Europa league at best, get used to it.

    • dixon says:

      150million would be ridiculous, he is however a very good player and whilst i agree with you that no top player wants to come to united – and who could blame them, i find it funny that some teams’ fans such as west ham who are having their best seasons ever, still very little to show for it are calling united mid-table.

      west ham are by their very definition a mid-table team and not even really good enough to qualify for the europa league, certainly not consistently-this season if they finish 6th would be the first time consecutive 6th.

      and whats even funnier is that their top players also seem to agree. declan rice certainly does and without rice lets see where west ham will be, bowen will leave also no doubt.

      united are terrible after years of terrible decisions and other fans should take delight in uniteds downfall as its been arrogance from united – but to say that united are midtable at best and should get used to it is a bit silly, west ham could only dream of being as midtable as united.

      oh well united will be better next year how could they be worse? west ham will do well to be better than this season, and thats their ceiling unfortunately.