Key reason given why £170m-rated England duo will reject Man Utd

Date published: Thursday 20th June 2019 7:30

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Both Declan Rice and Jadon Sancho have reservations about the idea of joining Manchester United this summer, a report claims.

Rice, who in December signed a new deal with the Hammers running to 2024 with the option of a further year, has been linked with a move to United recently.

The 20-year-old midfielder started 34 Premier League matches in 2018-19, making his England debut and earning a place among the nominees for the PFA Young Player of the Year award in the process.

The Sun recently linked United with a huge £80m swoop for Rice as they look for an upgrade on Nemanja Matic and Fred, both of whom have been flops during their time at Old Trafford so far.

Now, a report from the Independent claims the Rice is one of a number of names who would potentially snub a move to United as he does not feel it is ‘the right time’ to join them.

The article explains that United’s patchwork squad after years of poor recruitment is a major factor in that decision, and Rice is not the only one put off.

Jadon Sancho has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League after impressing in Germany, with the teenager contributing 14 goals and 19 assists in 53 appearances in all competitions this season.

Solskjaer was rumoured to be interested, but are not prepared to meet the €100m (£90m) asking price for the 19-year-old, but the Independent report suggests the England international would have likely rejected a move anyway.

One player United do appear to be closing in on though is Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with a fee apparently agreed.


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