WATCH: West Ham Star Declan Rice Brings Joy to Young Fan After Impressive Performance Against Man United
In the match against Manchester United, Declan Rice exhibited a remarkable performance both on and off the pitch, as West Ham secured a crucial victory to move closer to Premier League safety.
Rice's outstanding midfield play was instrumental in the team's success, and despite the 1-0 scoreline, the Hammers' performance was thoroughly deserved, aided by a costly error from Man United goalkeeper David de Gea.
Following the game, Declan Rice displayed a heartwarming gesture of kindness, as he gifted his shirt, worn during the match, to an emotional young fan in the stands of the empty London Stadium.
The young boy was moved to tears as the West Ham star approached him after the match, showcasing Rice's heroism both on and off the field.
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What a hero you are @_DeclanRice thanks so much. If anyone can help me get this signed please as I didn’t have a pen. ⚒️⚒️ @WestHam pic.twitter.com/kVT2RKZaOj— Micky ⚒ (@Micky62053615) May 7, 2023
Rice started: “Alright brother? You good?”
After the boy said yes, Rice said: “Why are you crying? Come here, good lad!”
Rice added: “Do you know what? I did promise I’d give it to Marcus Rashford. Don’t show them lot [points], I just told them I’m going to give it to Rashford but I’ll give him another one. Here you go.
“And I burnt my shoulder as well, so you can have that!”
After the pair embraced, Rice said: “Good boy. Love you mate, love you.”
It was a brilliant night for the boy and Rice didn’t do too badly himself, putting in one of his best performances in a West Ham shirt.
In the first half the England midfielder became the first player to reach 60+ interceptions in the Premier League this season.
He also made more ball recoveries (13), made more interceptions (four) and completed more dribbles (four) than any other player in the match.