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Man United FINALLY get the Rice message!

Manchester United have finally given up on signing Declan Rice, according to a new report.

The club have been linked with a move for the Hammers star for some time.

However, a new report from The Daily Star claims that the club have now turned their attentions to his international midfield partner Kalvin Phillips.

Of course, United and Leeds have a bitter rivalry and one has to question whether the Whites would be willing to sell Phillips to United.

However, the Star claim that executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is ready to give up on Rice because of concerns over the Irons’ valuation of over £90m.

Any deal would cost well in advance of that fee, and it seems that, as a result, United will go elsewhere in search of the defensive midfielder that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants.

United have signed players from Leeds before, famously snapping up Eric Cantona, Rio Ferdinand, and Alan Smith from the Elland Road side.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.