Mourinho Juventus Oct2018

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has handed a list of one player to the club's board.

The Portuguese has told the club to beat Chelsea to signing of West Ham youngster, Declan Rice, according Daily Star.

The 19-year-old has become a first-team regular under Manuel Pellegrini, lining up in a central midfield.

According to the newspaper, Mourinho has been hugely impressed by Rice's performances.

The Portuguese wants more cover and competition in midfield.

United's summer signing Fred has been a disappointment, while Nemanja Matic is struggling for form.

United would face significant competition from Chelsea for his signature with the Blues keen to re-sign a player they released at the age of 14.

The west Londoners would be prepared to offer Rice a deal worth £40,000-a-week as Maurizio Sarri looks to strengthen his engine room.

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