West Ham ace Declan Rice was pulled from his planned appearance on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday programme yesterday, and club insider ExWHUemployee offered a possible reason as to why.

The 20-year-old has been excellent for the Hammers 0ver the past 16 months or so. And he has firmly established himself as one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League.

He has been criticised by some sections of fans in recent weeks, however.

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Declan Rice (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

West Ham are in the midst of an awful run of form, having taken just two points from their last five league games.

And questions are beginning to be asked of Rice.

The youngster was supposed to appear on Goals on Sunday yesterday, but the club chose to pull him from that planned appearance.

And ExWHUemployee offered a possible reason why that was decided by West Ham…

That might have just been a very smart move from West Ham. And it would definitely have protected the youngster from being exposed by potentially difficult questions.

It must be remembered how young Rice is. The 20-year-old possesses such great quality that it is sometimes easy to forget that he is still a very young man.

The England international will undoubtedly go on to become a truly elite star.

And everyone needs to be a bit more patient with the Hammers starlet.

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