West Ham Super Fans slam Gary Neville for Declan Rice comments
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Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville recently urged Declan Rice to leave West Ham in order to play in the Champions League.
The former Manchester United captain was on Monday Night Football [Sky Sports, 18/10/21] along with Jamie Carragher and the duo were discussing Rice and what the future holds for him.
After lavishing praise on him for his display against Everton, Neville said, “I think the development will be at some point, and West Ham fans won’t like me saying this, that he’ll somehow have to obviously transfer to a club that’s going to the Champions League, where he plays in midfield with high expectations, where he’s playing against teams that are dropping deep every week.”
He seemed to be right about the bit of West Ham fans not liking him after an army attacked him on Facebook for his comments.
They brought up a number of his takes that have aged horribly and also the fact that his former side may not be in the Champions League anymore.
Here’s what they said:
Had it coming
While Neville did not explicitly mention Manchester United, he very well knows that they’ve been linked with a move for the Englishman.
He tried to unsettle the player, making a move to Old Trafford look like a step up, but given how they’ve been faring, nobody in their right mind would want to go there.
Rice has a history with Chelsea so a move there is understandable and we would also get it if he decides to join Liverpool or Manchester City.
However, given how highly he’s valued at the London Stadium, these clubs will have to break the bank to sign him.
Losing him would be a major blow in the short term, but given the money that will come in, it could prove to be a masterstroke in the future.
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