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Resurgent Fred means Manchester United shouldn’t pay top dollar for West Ham star

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Resurgent Fred means Manchester United shouldn’t pay top dollar for West Ham star

Declan Rice is set to be a wanted man this summer – but should United be joining the race?

Declan Rice was linked with moves to both Chelsea and Manchester United yesterday, according to a report by The Sun.

The England international is set to be a wanted man again this summer with the youngster looking destined to sign for a top club at some point.

Rice won’t come cheap and it has previously been reported that West Ham will stand firm on a £90 million valuation.

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At 21 and with years left ahead of him, the valuation is probably a true reflection of his quality and potential in today’s market.

Manchester United, however, have a midfielder bang in form in their team and because of Fred’s resurgence, they should avoid paying top money for Rice.

The 27-year-old arrived at United from Shakhtar in 2018 and it’s fair to say he’s taken some time to get up to scratch.

Costing £47 million, Red Devils supporters had perhaps expected more from him but of late Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has started to get the best out of the midfielder.

 

Fred has a pass success ration of 87.8% for the season so far. He also makes around 65 passes per game and also completes nearly five long balls in each fixture (Who Scored).

United are a club who should never be held at ransom by their rivals and the Rice scenario is no exception.

Transformation

The West Ham is clearly a decent player and he could get even better but Manchester United should be calling the shots.

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Fred has shown tremendous determination to bounce back from a slow start to life at Old Trafford and it’d be harsh to now bin him in the summer.

If Chelsea are willing to pay £90 million for Rice’s service then United should perhaps let them.

A central midfielder isn’t a must for the Red Devils and it wouldn’t be the worst situation in the world to stick by Fred next season.

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