Jamie Carragher doesn’t think Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is a player Manchester United should be aiming for this summer.
United Head to the upcoming transfer window to take the next step towards a Firm Title Challenge. Although they appear likely to finish second in the Premier League this season, this summer will prove to be crucial. Indeed, not making the right additions could prove the difference by challenging Manchester City.
As to where the Red Devils could improve, experts have mentioned several areas that need special attention.
Gary Neville believes captain Harry Maguire needs a good long-term center-back partner.
however, Roy Keane insisted that he would like to see Villa skipper Jack Grealish be part of the United squad.
Talk to Sky Sports with his verdict, however, Carragher said the midfielder – who can also operate on a large scale – would not fit into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.
“I don’t think he would fit in here at Old Trafford just because of the players they have, not his talent,” said the former Liverpool center-back.
“They already have [Paul] Pogba is playing on the left now, [Bruno] Fernandes, [Marcus] Rashford likes to play that way.
“I don’t think he is a must have for Manchester United, I think he definitely has the quality.”
Grealish has been causing a stir since returning to the Premier League with his childhood club. He made his debut before Villa’s relegation in 2016, but he was still a raw talent at this point.
However, the 25-year-old returned to the top flight with better and more complete talent; In addition, he has scored six goals and 12 assists this season and has established himself firmly on the English scene.
Indeed, Villa felt his recent absence with a shin injury, their form slipping without him.
Carragher praises Grealish quality
Carragher added: “I think Jack Grealish is someone who likes to run with the ball and I don’t think there are too many players like that, I love watching him.
“I think he’s a great player, and when you run with the ball and dribble with the ball you’re going to get people to try and take it away from you.”
United were due to return to action on Sunday afternoon, but their clash with Liverpool was postponed after fan protests outside of Old Trafford spilled over into the stadium.
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