Stan Collymore believes that Declan Rice should pick Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United over Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
The former Liverpool striker has explained the reasons why West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice should move to Manchester United and not to Arsenal.
Both the Red Devils and the Gunners have been linked with the England international midfielder.
Sky Sports have reported that Arsenal and Manchester United are among the clubs who are keen on securing the services of the 24-year-old in the summer transfer window.
Colymore wrote in CaughtOffSide: “Declan Rice needs to go somewhere where he’s going to get the opportunity to be tested, put under pressure regularly both mentally and physically.
“Where he gets the opportunity to grow under a progressive coach. I know that the suggestion has been Arsenal but I think Man United is a better option. Why? Bigger football club, bigger expectations and I think they’ve been crying out for a dominant midfield force for some years now.
“No disrespect whatsoever to Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard or Xhaka who are a very good midfield – and you could imagine that it’ll be Xhaka’s place that he’ll be taking because alongside Odegaard and Partey, Rice would be absolutely fantastic – but I think if he’s looking at the slightly longer term, whether it be Jim Ratcliffe or whomever, Man United are going to have more money to spend and for longer.
“They’ll have more money to spend on better players to put around him, and although the options are quite poor at the moment with Fred, McTominay and an ageing Christian Eriksen, if he thinks about the next two, three, four years, from my perspective, that’s Declan’s best option for a longer period.”
Arsenal or Manchester United for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice?
In our view, it would be tough for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice to make a choice between Arsenal and Manchester United.
Both Arsenal and Manchester United are massive clubs and global brands.
And both will play in the UEFA Champions League next season and will aim to win the Premier League title in the coming years.
And both the Gunners and the Red Devils can offer Rice big salary.
In the end, it could come down to which club Rice would feel more comfortable at and where he would think he would develop and win trophies the more.
Arsenal have won the FA Cup in recent seasons, but, like Manchester United, they could really struggle to win the Premier League title ahead of Manchester City in the coming years.
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