Former Scotland and Rangers legend Ally McCoist has shared his opinion on the future of West Ham United captain Declan Rice. The 22-year-old midfielder has expressed his desire to leave the club this summer and has been linked to top Premier League teams such as Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United.
In an interview with talkSPORT, McCoist stated that if he were in Rice’s position, he would choose Arsenal over Manchester United. He explained that while Manchester United has won the League Cup this season, they still appear to be several players behind Manchester City. On the other hand, McCoist believes that Arsenal has the potential to catch up with the reigning champions faster.
Rice is considered to be one of the most promising young talents in the Premier League, and his departure from West Ham United would be a significant loss for the club. However, his impressive performances have caught the attention of several top teams, and it remains to be seen where he will end up.
Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United are all looking to strengthen their midfield this summer, and Rice would be a valuable addition to any of these teams. The Gunners finished eighth in the Premier League this season, while Chelsea and Manchester United secured Champions League spots.
McCoist’s comments have sparked a debate among fans and pundits, with many questioning whether Arsenal is really a better option for Rice than Manchester United. While the Red Devils may have struggled at times this season, they have a rich history of success and a strong squad that could potentially challenge for the title next season.
However, McCoist’s argument is based on the idea that Arsenal has the potential to improve more quickly than Manchester United. The Gunners have a talented young squad and a new manager in Mikel Arteta, who has already made significant progress since taking over in December 2019.
It remains to be seen whether Rice will take McCoist’s advice and choose Arsenal over Manchester United. However, his decision will have a significant impact on the Premier League landscape next season, and fans will be eagerly waiting to see where he ends up.