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That is according to Teddy Sheringham, who believes that Rice will “definitely be on Manchester United’s radar.”
Rice has become a crucial first-team player for West Ham boss David Moyes and impressed for the Hammers in the previous campaign.
The 22-year-old midfielder’s stock has continued to rise after his scintillating form for England at Euro 2020 in the summer.
Rice’s current deal with West Ham expires in 2024, but the Hammers are pushing for him to sign a new contract.
The Premier League club have slapped a £100m price tag on Rice in a bid to fend off interest from United and Chelsea.
Speaking at Maurice Newman’s annual charity Golf Day in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital at Stapleford Abbotts Golf Course, Sheringham insisted that the England international was the Three Lions’ “outstanding player at Euro 2020.”
The United hero added that Rice could “easily fit” in the Red Devils midfield after comparing him to Keane and Carrick.
“[He’s a player I see at a club like Manchester United] without a doubt. I thought Declan Rice was our outstanding player at Euro 2020,” Sheringham said.
“I was very disappointed when he got brought off in the final, it was the wrong decision. We couldn’t retain possession when it was tough against the Italians -- and he was one player who did retain possession.
“He moved like a Rolls-Royce with the ball out of a problem and then found a pass after that. It’s invaluable to be able to do that and he showed what a top player he is. He’s a top player so he will be going somewhere quite soon.
“He’ll definitely be on Manchester United’s radar. He’s in the mould of Roy Keane and Michael Carrick, who were two top, top players, which you’ve got to have in midfield for Manchester United. So he’d easily fit in there.”
Rice, who has made five appearances across all competitions this season, is reportedly unhappy with West Ham’s £100m valuation for him.
According to reports, the West Ham star rejected a third contract offer from the London club last month.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified Rice as a top target for the club amid growing uncertainty surrounding Paul Pogba’s future.
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