Carlton Palmer has been clear on who he would have signed at Manchester United in place of £73million superstar Jadon Sancho.

With Man United crying out for a defensive midfielder, Palmer has suggested the Red Devils should have signed West Ham captain Declan Rice with that money instead.

The England international has been reportedly monitored by some of the Premier Leagues top clubs as he earned the West Ham armband on merit and exceeded expectation at the Euros.

There were many question marks surrounding Sancho joining United, not because of his quality but whether they actually needed him. Echoed by Palmer as he spoke to GIVEMESPORT: “If I were Manchester United, I’m not saying I wouldn’t have taken Sancho, but Rice is the one that I would have got.

“He
would have knitted their midfield together and that’s the type of player that
Manchester United need.”

Unnecessary

Yes,
Sancho is a great player and will probably go on to have a great career in Manchester,
but their money could have been better invested in other areas of the pitch.

They have an abundance of attacking players including Ronaldo, Greenwood, Fernandez, Rashford, Martial and Pogba. Not all wingers but more than enough depth.

Whereas,
Rice could have offered the Reds real quality and assurance in the heart of
their midfield something they lack with current central midfielders Fred, Matic
and McTominay.

Rice’s
contract at West Ham expires in 2024 with the Hammers looking to keep hold of
their captain as they look to offer him a new contract.

If
United were to make a move for the 22-year-old it would be essential they get
rid of some of the dead weight, something that is likely to happen as they
enter a new era under Ralf Rangnick.

In other West Ham news, West Ham have made enquiries about Sven Botman, he has doubts over January move.

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