United were reportedly keen on the Austrian in the summer and are once again said to be interested in signing him.
United have endured criticism this season, but have come through their sticky period, with Sunday's showdown ready to provide the ultimate test of where they are as a team, and whether they can get back into the title mix.
"In this position, I also get to play and go forward with the ball", Rice told West Ham United's official website.
Like many Manchester United fans, when I heard that Andreas Pereira would not be going on loan this season - or worse, leaving the club - I was ecstatic. "The Spaniard has so far totalled 169 appearances for United and has the approval of Spalletti".
The midfielder is part of Monaco's underachieving squad and could look to leave for as little as £25 million if they fail to reach the Champions League this season.
The highly-rated youngster has missed just a minute's action since West Ham's defeat against Wolves in early September.
Since the appointment of Monchi as the director of football at Roma, the club hasn't held back in selling their star players, as signalled by the sales of Radja Nainggolan and Kevin Strootman.
"It's a question for Jose Mourinho, where do Manchester United sit?"
Jose Mourinho has continued to monitor the likes of Toby Alderweireld, with the Tottenham defender considered to figure on a wish list alongside the likes of Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly and Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin.
But he's clearly made a big impression on Mourinho, who is looking to bolster his midfield options.
It may sound insane, but bookies Ladbrokes say there's been a dramatic change in odds on the Chile worldwide leaving Manchester United to return to the Gunners in the January transfer window.
Matchday revenue fell 27.2 per cent to £16.3 million, as the team played two fewer games at Old Trafford than at the same stage previous year.
Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the Italy worldwide, 22, and United would be prepared to double Pellegrini's current salary of around £890,000 a year.
He has been linked with several clubs ahead of the January transfer window.
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LeVert had already been showing signs of a massive improvement, averaging 18.4 points per game to start the season. LeVert is no stranger to health adversity - his junior and senior years at MI were ended prematurely by injuries.