Rio Ferdinand raved about West Ham and England star Declan Rice when discussing who Manchester United should sign this summer on his FIVE YouTube channel.

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The 22-year-old Hammers ace has been absolutely superb for the Three Lions at EURO 2020 this summer.

There is another young player who is catching Manchester United’s attention, however.

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Declan Rice has been in superb form for England at the Euros this summer (Photo by ALBERTO LINGRIA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bring Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga to Old Trafford this summer according to Marca.

The 18-year-old is one of the highest rated young players on the planet at the moment.

Rio Ferdinand backs Declan Rice for Manchester United

The West Ham ace is a better option for the Red Devils.

That’s according to Rio, who raved about Dec when speaking on his FIVE YouTube channel:

Rio Ferdinand is a huge fan of West Ham ace Declan Rice (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)

“I’ve not seen enough of him if I’m honest. I’ve seen a bit of him, his debut against PSG, unreal. Talent? Obviously. Is he going to come in and effect the team right now and become a star, or is he going to come in and be a bit like an Amad, who comes in for £40m but is nowhere near the starting 11? Is that what we need? Or do we need someone like Declan Rice who is flying at the moment? In an England shirt, he’s taken it to other levels now. We all knew he was a good player at West Ham but what Declan Rice is doing in the England team right now, for his age, is a madness.”

 

Rio is spot on.

Rice has been such a key player for West Ham at the London Stadium over the last couple of years.

He is undoubtedly one of the best defensive midfielders in world football, if not the best.

West Ham should be doing everything they can to keep him in East London. Hopefully if Man United come knocking, the owners will show real resolve and dig their heels in.

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The Hammers need to keep Declan more than we need any new signings. That’s for sure.

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