Manchester United believe that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s roster can be completed by the landing of Declan Rice from West Ham, according to the latest reports.

The English giants enjoyed a big-spending summer but received criticism for not bringing in a new defensive midfielder.

Declan was strongly linked with the likes of the Red Devils and Chelsea in the summer transfer market but a move did not materialise.

The Hammers reportedly value the 22-year-old star at an eye-watering £100 million. That asking price was somewhat justified by Declan’s excellent performances for England at UEFA Euro 2020.

But it also meant that sides were priced out of a deal for him.

Chelsea eventually purchased Saul Niguez while the Old Trafford outfit spent the remainder of their summer budget on the blockbuster return of Cristiano Ronaldo.

He was part of a huge £130 million outlay but United’s plans for future transfer markets are reportedly already in motion.

The Sun claim that their technical department, which consists of John Murtough and ex-midfielder Darren Fletcher, believe that Declan is the player who can take the club to the next level.

Ole responded to finishing as runners-up last campaign was to add Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton to his squad.

Some may argue that those acquisitions should already be enough to topple Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.