“West Ham have gone past Spurs, and to be honest, I don’t know how Tottenham have allowed that to happen. You just hope West Ham don’t miss out on the Champions League by a point or two because they will be kicking themselves. They will be wondering why they didn’t go out and get another striker in January.”
United are expected to prioritise signing a defensive midfielder this summer, and Rice could be at the top of the club’s shortlist. But it will primarily depend on the new manager’s preferences, and as Merson suggests, a lack of Champions League football could also be a significant stumbling block.
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