Supporters of both Manchester United and Chelsea have taken to social media in their numbers this evening, to call for the addition of West Ham United standout Declan Rice.
Rice on target
Rice and co. are of course currently locked in action on the continent.
After making it two wins on the bounce courtesy of a 2-1 downing of Leeds United at the weekend, the Irons tonight turned their attentions back towards matters in Europe.
David Moyes’ men welcomed Austrian outfit Rapid Wien to the London Stadium, eyeing back-to-back victories to open their Europa League campaign.
And, as things stand, maximum points is exactly what West Ham are headed towards.
The capital outfit lead Rapid by a goal to nil, courtesy of the latest telling contribution on the part of the aforementioned Rice.
After surging into the visitors’ box from deep on the half-hour mark, the Hammers’ midfield star was rewarded by Michail Antonio, who laid it on a plate for Rice to slot home with his left foot, sparking joyous celebrations around the London Stadium:
That is a brilliant team goal from West Ham! 🙌
Declan Rice scores again in the Europa League, but it’s all about the control and pass from Michail Antonio… 🤤
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 30, 2021
‘Bring him home’
The latest efforts of West Ham’s general in the middle of the park have caught the eye of far more than simply the Irons’ adoring fanbase on Thursday evening, though.
As outlined above, supporters of both Manchester United and Chelsea have too taken to social media in their droves, to plead with their respective outfits to target the English international ahead of the upcoming January window.
The United-themed highlights can be found below:
Dear Ole, sign Rice. That’s all. @ManUtd
— Sean Tee (@SeanTee82) September 30, 2021
Man we NEED Declan rice! He’s made more forward runs into the penalty area from deep than McFred in their whole career! Pogba did it well yesterday and I reckon Donny could do it given time but still SIGN RICE
— FinMahoney (@Finalphagoat69) September 30, 2021
Imagine goals from midfield if we have a Pogba, Rice Bruno mid
— isango (@Liya_Hangana) September 30, 2021
Ole said he picks McTominay and Fred because they have “energy, passion and desire”, no mention of their skills/traits as an actual player
well take a look at someone like Declan Rice over here, hes got all that, and he can actually play as a defensive midfielder! who knew
— Hydry (@Hydry_) September 30, 2021
Declan Rice to United gotta happen man, some player
— Lewis Smart (@LewisSmart7) September 30, 2021
Need Declan Rice in a man United shirt ASAP
— D.R.G (@DeclanGibson) September 30, 2021
Get Declan rice at united assp
— Sancho FC 🦋 (@Sancho25szn_) September 30, 2021
Just some of the many Rice to Chelsea calls, meanwhile, are exhibited here:
You know what I think is crazy, how people were talking shit about Rice, that he’s not good enough, not what we need, bla bla bla.
Rice is exactly who we need
— CFCSyed (@AbbAreef) September 30, 2021
Said it once I’ll say it again. I need declan rice at Chelsea.
— Caleb Lloyd ⭐⭐ (@caleblloyd98) September 30, 2021
Declan Rice for £80m is a no brainer. Putting at least 7/10 performance every match. Club captain. Media talks about him a lot. Hated by rivals. Loves Chelsea.
I really don’t know what more you want!
— Hazardology (@CFC_Neel) September 30, 2021
Another goal for Declan Rice from the engine room … this man can do it all 😍. Nah seriously, not even saying this to wind folk up, this lad is an outstanding player!! Please, bring him home for the remainder of his career 💙.
— DavidBranch CHELSEA ⭐️⭐️💙 (@DavidBranchCFC) September 30, 2021
Chelsea need Declan Rice. He is the future and offers us long term success.
A Gilmour-Rice Pivot will cook for sure😍
— Sid⭐️⭐️ (@sid_cfc4life) September 30, 2021
Declan Rice is such a player mannn, beg he comes Chelsea soon #WHU
— George🤪 (@CFCGeorge29) September 30, 2021
Declan Rice needs to come to Chelsea asap
— thomas (@TKentLock) September 30, 2021
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|7||West Ham United||6||5||11|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||5|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||5|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester City||5|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton & Hove Albion||4|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||4|
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|Ronaldo, Cristiano||Manchester United||3|
|Lukaku, Romelu||Chelsea FC||3|
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|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||3|
|Calvert-Lewin, Dominic||Everton FC||3|
|Jota, Diogo||Liverpool FC||3|
|Greenwood, Mason||Manchester United||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||2|
|Saint-Maximin, Allan||Newcastle United||2|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester City||2|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||2|
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|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||0||3|
|Dennis, Emmanuel||Watford FC||0||3|
|Cooper, Liam||Leeds United||0||3|
|Etebo, Oghenekaro||Watford FC||0||3|
|Skipp, Oliver||Tottenham Hotspur||0||3|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||0||1|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||0||2|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||0||2|
|Gallagher, Conor||Crystal Palace||0||2|
|Alonso, Marcos||Chelsea FC||0||2|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||0||2|
|Ritchie, Matt||Newcastle United||0||2|
|Westwood, Ashley||Burnley FC||0||2|
|Gudmundsson, Johann||Burnley FC||0||2|
|Duffy, Shane||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||2|
|Norgaard, Christian||Brentford FC||0||2|
|Rudiger, Antonio||Chelsea FC||0||2|
|Tarkowski, James||Burnley FC||0||2|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||7|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||3|
|Saint-Maximin, Allan||Newcastle United||3|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester City||3|
|Kovacic, Mateo||Chelsea FC||3|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||2|
|Benrahma, Said||West Ham United||2|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||2|
|Ings, Danny||Aston Villa||2|
|Toney, Ivan||Brentford FC||2|
|Bamford, Patrick||Leeds United||2|
|James, Reece||Chelsea FC||2|
|Gross, Pascal||Brighton & Hove Albion||2|
|King, Joshua||Watford FC||2|
|Pereira, Ricardo||Leicester City||2|
|Alexander-Arnold, Trent||Liverpool FC||2|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||2|
|Luiz, Douglas||Aston Villa||2|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester City||1|