Pundit backs Man Utd to pull off exciting swoop and create fearsome duo

Date published: Thursday 26th March 2020 1:51 - Jonny Whitfield

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Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has “every chance” of becoming a success at Manchester United with a summer move, according to one pundit.

Villa captain Grealish has scored nine goals and eight assists in the Premier League this term and has often been the source of his side’s goals throughout the campaign.

The 24-year-old has long been linked with United, with reports suggesting that Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has placed him high on his list of summer targets.

Speaking to GentingBet, former striker Emile Heskey outlined why he believes Grealish could forge a “stellar” career at Old Trafford.

“There is every chance that Jack Grealish will join Man Utd in the summer. I don’t think that Jack will be at Villa come the end of the season,” the pundit said.

“I played with him when I was at Villa, he was only a young lad, he used to come and train with us – he was a phenomenal player even then and he has gone from strength to strength.

“He’s taken everything on his shoulders at a young age. He’s a very young captain but has been very positive with it. He’s stayed at Villa a lot longer than a lot of people would have thought he would, so full credit to him.

“Villa will now get a decent fee for him and he’ll go on and make a stellar career.”

United have struggled for creative midfielders this term, with Paul Pogba out for the majority of the season with foot problems leaving the club devoid of solid options.



However, Bruno Fernandes‘ arrival from Sporting Lisbon has been immediately felt, the Portugal international three goals and assisting four others in nine games.

Heskey went on to explain how Grealish could form a brilliant partnership with Fernandes if he moved to Old Trafford.

“I think [Grealish] would do well at Man Utd. He’s a commanding midfielder and the kind that they’ve missed recently,” the pundit said.

“They have it now in [Bruno] Fernandes but having another one alongside him who could drive from the midfield – that’s Jack all over.

“But Jack can play in several different positions. He would do very well at Man Utd.”

In other news, Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho reportedly has three key reasons for wanting to move to United in the summer.

The England international has been heavily linked with Solskjaer’s side in recent months.

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