Date:13th September 2019 at 5:59am
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Former Premier League player Jamie O’Hara urges Manchester United to sign Declan Rice from West Ham, when speaking on SkySports show The Debate. 

Despite the presence of one of the best midfielders in the world in Paul Pogba, there’s no doubt the Old Trafford outfit have struggled in that area of the pitch in recent seasons.

Ed Woodward try to elevate this issue with the signing of Fred from Shakthar Donetsk, but so far the £50million signing has not matched his price tag.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been forced to play his homegrown players in that position, with Scott McTominay now a regular for the Red Devils.

Former Premier League midfielder Jamie O’Hara played for Premier League football for Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

But former Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth midfielder O’Hara believes United should do all they can to sign West Ham’s Declan Rice in January.

He said: “I think they need to go out and buy someone like Declan Rice.

“For me, someone like him is going to change them because what they haven’t got now is the player, like they had [Michael] Carrick, they had [Paul] Scholes, who made the team play, who made them tick.

“They’ve got [Scott] McTominay, they’ve got [Paul] Pogba, they’re attacking. [Nemanja] Matic for me isn’t the player he was at Chelsea and Fred hasn’t done it.

“So for me they need to bring in a CDM who gets on the ball, makes them play and starts attacks.”

Rumours in the summer suggest Rice would sign for United at a hefty £90million, and O’Hara believes the England international would be worth the fee.

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