Despite his impressive performances, there doesn’t seem a way back for him at his parent club given Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek were all ahead of him in the pecking order.
And other players United could use are Matic and Phil Jones, who are primed to be shown the door anyway.
Meanwhile, speaking earlier in the month, Moyes expressed a belief that Rice is worth more than £100m at the current moment in time.
“I don’t agree with the owners that Declan Rice is a £100m footballer. Far, far more than £100m. Far, far more,” said the Scot.
“I look at the players who have joined some clubs from overseas and come in and nowhere near had the impact Declan Rice would have.