Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent his personal scout to watch Declan Rice last weekend, with Manchester United plotting a summer move for the West Ham midfielder.
The England international has developed into a key player for the Hammers since making his first-team debut four years ago and has started all 21 of their Premier League games this term.
His performances for club and country have not gone unnoticed, with both Manchester clubs believed to be interested in securing his signature.
Solskjaer is keen to bolster his midfield options over the next two transfer windows and the Daily Mail say he dispatched his most trusted scout to Bramall Lane on Friday to watch Rice.
It is claimed Simon Wells was in attendance as Premier League new-boys Sheffield United maintained their impressive run with a 1-0 victory over David Moyes’ West Ham.
Rice, 20, is contracted to West Ham until 2024 but the London club is braced for approaches over the coming months, with United keen on a summer move.
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