West Ham star speaks out about his failed move to Old Trafford

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West Ham United versatile midfielder Declan Rice has revealed that he is good enough to play for Premier League giants Manchester United.

The 20-year-old was repeatedly rumoured with a move to the 20-times English champions before he eventually signed a new deal with the West London club.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, the ex-Chelsea starlet said that while he felt he was good enough to play for the Red Devils, this summer’s transfer window was not the perfect time for him to make an exit from the London Stadium.

“Don’t get me wrong, I think I’ve got the ability to play for a club like that. But it’s all about the timing and I don’t think the timing is right for me at all. I’ve still got so much to learn,” he said.

“I’m loving it at West Ham, the connection between me and the supporters is special. I’ve become one of the fans’ favourites and the manager likes me.

“I’ve signed a contract here for the next few years and I’m looking forward to playing this season and the season beyond, so we’ll just see where it goes.

“To be called a West Ham legend in the future, maybe, would be a real honour.”

The England international defensive midfielder has started all four games in the English top-tier for Manuel Pellegrini’s club so far this campaign.