“Me as a football fan and a player I need to win one of the best stuff, I need to win the Premier League, I need to lift that trophy, I need to win the Champions League, I need to win the FA Cups, League Cups, even with England, I need to win all of it.”
One issue United won’t need to face should they take Wilshere’s advice on board is Rice’s shirt number. The midfielder’s favoured number 41 shirt is currently vacant on the club, and Rice previously explained why he wears that number.
“I used to be given 41 once I went to Seattle on my first trip with the primary team,” Rice added on The Overlap. “I used to be just given 41 and it has stayed with me since. I just think Rice 41 has a pleasant ring to it and clearly I even have grown up playing in it and I’m a bit superstitious with things like that, if I alter to a latest number if it would hamper my performances, I do not know! Sometimes I take into consideration things like that.”