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Rice's Performances This Season Shows He's Good Enough To Solve Man Utd's DMF Problem

Manchester United fans have continued to raise concerns about the defensive midfielder problem that the team is currently facing. Note that Manchester United's coach, Ole Gunnar, has tried different midfield partnerships this season, but he's still yet to have a reliable Defensive midfield partnership.

Photo: Ole Gunnar || Twitter

Ole Gunnar has tried the double pivot with Fred and Pogba, McTominay and Fred, Matic and Fred, Pogba and Matic, McTominay and Pogba. Therefore, it must be stated that these partnerships have had a lot of flaws, and Manchester United is still expected to attempt to sign a defensive midfielder in January. On the other hand, Declan Rice's recent performances this season is proof that he's good enough to solve Manchester United's defensive midfield (DMF) problem.

Photo: Fred, Pogba, Matic, and McTominay || Twitter

WHAT TYPE OF MIDFIELDER DOES MAN UTD WANT? AND WHAT ARE DECLAN RICE'S ATTRIBUTES?

Manchester United currently needs a consistent midfielder who can protect the defenders, and Declan Rice suits the profile. Note that Rice's attributes include his consistency, aerial strength, ability to transit from defense to attack, ability to win the ball clinically, and the ability to link up with players upfront.

Photo: Declan Rice || 90Min

On the other hand, note that Rice has shown that he's a good leader in the middle of the pack so, he's going to provide a lot of coordination to Manchester United's midfield.

HOW HAS DECLAN RICE PERFORMED THIS SEASON?

Photo: Declan Rice || Twitter

The 22-year-old English player is known for his great ability to win the ball has shown a lot of improvements this season by adding goal scoring to his game. The defensive midfielder has already scored two goals this season with West Ham. He got a goal against Dinamo Zagreb and Rapid Vienna in the Europa League. The midfielder has missed only West Ham United's EFL cup game this season. This profile perfectly suits Manchester United.

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