West Ham United proved that they do not “need” Declan Rice

West Ham United proved that they do not “need” Declan Rice

According to former player Paul Ince, West Ham‘s strong start to the season indicates that they do not require Declan Rice.

United sold the fan favorite to Arsenal for £105 million in July, a British record fee that lasted a month before Chelsea signed Moises Caicedo (£115 million, ESPN, 14 August).

The Hammers have not exactly struggled in Rice’s absence, having collected 10 of the first 12 Premier League points available.

Ince stated to Lucky Block via talkSPORT [8 September, 10:20]: “It was never entirely Declan Rice‘s fault. Perhaps for some, but not for me.

“Declan Rice was not West Ham; there were ten other players on the field.”

“As a player, you will be negatively impacted if Declan is the only topic of conversation on a daily basis.”When a vital player like Declan leaves, the team must demonstrate, without being disrespectful, that they do not need him.

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West Ham’s unbeaten start to the season began with a stalemate at Bournemouth and was followed by three consecutive victories.

United defeated London rivals Chelsea before defeating Brighton & Hove Albion by the same 3-1 score using a masterful counterattack.

Before the international break, the first Premier League encounter hosted by Luton Town resulted in a professional 2-1 victory.

Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse, summer acquisitions, now serve as the midfield’s linchpins for the Irons, who deserve credit for their seamless departure from Rice.

United are now stronger than they were last season due to the addition of Mohammed Kudus and defensive depth provided by Konstantinos Mavropanos.

Rice is also flourishing at his new club, so now that the dust is beginning to settle, this is one of those transactions in which all parties can be pleased.
Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse, summer acquisitions, now serve as the midfield’s linchpins for the Irons, who deserve credit for their seamless departure from Rice.

United are now stronger than they were last season due to the addition of Mohammed Kudus and defensive depth provided by Konstantinos Mavropanos.

Rice is also flourishing at his new club, so now that the dust is beginning to settle, this is one of those transactions in which all parties can be pleased.

West Ham United proved that they do not “need” Declan Rice