Ex-Manchester United defender Wes Brown wants Declan Rice at Old Trafford and also expects Cristiano Ronaldo to remain at the club for another season.
Man United are obviously interested in signing a defensive midfielder in the summer, having failed to do so in the last two transfer windows.
As a result, several top defensive midfielders have been linked with moves to Manchester United, including West Ham United’s skipper, Declan Rice.
The England international has been widely regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League.
Rice is attracting interest from Man United, Man City and Chelsea and is expected to make more transfer news headlines at the end of the season.
Although Wes Brown admits The Hammers captain isn’t a tactical genius or flamboyant, the Manchester United legend believes Rice knows his duty and predicts he would be very ‘beneficial’ to United.
‘I look at him and he reminds me of an old-school player because he knows his job and position and knows what to do.
‘He works hard and he doesn’t need to be a tactical genius or do fancy tricks, he just knows his job and he does it very well at West Ham.
‘He just gets it and he would very definitely benefit Man United. A lot of people say he is not this or that or flamboyant. He doesn’t need to be.’
Manchester United re-signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus last summer in a bid to advance their chances of winning silverware this season.
The plans have not gone as planned as United are already out of the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, and out of the league title race.
The Red Devils only have the Champions League to save their season and will face Atletico Madrid in the round of 16.
Wes Brown expects to see Ronaldo at Carrington for at least another season but feels the Portuguese forward could cut his second spell short and walk out of the club in the summer.
‘Cristiano Ronaldo is a true professional but it doesn’t matter where he goes he’s going to get stick regardless,’ Brown added.
‘I’m happy he came back because he’s a great addition to the squad with his experience and his professionalism.
‘A lot of people look at how he works and how he is, away from the game, how he treats himself. He has won so many things and he’s a senior player in that team, so he will be one of those who speaks up.
‘I hope he’s still there next season. He saved us quite a lot when he first arrived, scoring some crucial goals in both the league and in Europe. I honestly do feel he will be there next season.’