Declan Rice has shared his admiration for Manchester United defender Harry Maguire, describing him as a ‘beast.’ This comes amid reports of West Ham’s interest in signing Maguire during the summer transfer window.
West Ham had a busy summer, bolstering their squad following Rice’s departure. The former West Ham captain completed a £105 million move to Arsenal in July, providing the Hammers with significant funds for new signings, including James Ward-Prowse, Edson Alvarez, Mohamed Kudus, and Konstantinos Mavropanos.
However, West Ham was also interested in securing the services of former Manchester United captain Harry Maguire. Reports from ESPN even suggested that West Ham had reached a £30 million agreement to sign the England international. Unfortunately, the move fell through, as Maguire decided to remain at Old Trafford and fight for his place.
During the international break, Declan Rice shared his thoughts on Maguire when asked to describe his international teammates in one word. Rice’s response was simply “beast.”
Maguire has faced challenges with form and confidence at Manchester United in recent years. He lost his starting position under manager Erik ten Hag and saw reduced playing time following the arrival of Lisandro Martinez last summer. Despite these club struggles, Maguire has consistently performed well in an England shirt, justifying Rice’s description of him as a ‘beast.’
Maguire’s potential move to West Ham would have aligned well with David Moyes’ tactical system, and many were surprised when he chose to remain at Old Trafford.