Former Man Utd star tells Rice: “Choose City”


CandH Exclusive by Hughie Southon

Former Man United forward, Dwight Yorke, has advised Declan Rice to join the Old Trafford club’s neighbours City saying he personally would snub Arsenal and his former Red Devils for the chance to play at the Etihad.

Speaking to  Lord Ping” at  he said: “Declan Rice will have to sit down and decide what is the best choice for him in the summer.

don’t think money will be an issue, but he is leaving West Ham to go win trophies and to play in the Champions League.

Does Rice want to leave London? He could stay and play for Arsenal who have a project full of young guys there who are trending in the right direction.

Chelsea are going through a transition, would he want to go into an uncertain period at the club? Manchester United are the biggest club in England, but would he want the pressure of playing for such a big club? It will be a personal choice.

If it was me and Manchester City were interested, then they would be the first choice because of how they play and the trophies they win.

I wouldn’t rule Manchester United out because they’re on an upwards trajectory and want to get better. I wouldn’t go to Chelsea at the moment because of the disgruntled team.

Arsenal would be a good choice if I wanted to stay in London, but Manchester City would be my first choice and Manchester United second.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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