Manchester United have told Jack Grealish he won’t be a certain starter if he moves to Old Trafford this transfer window, reports say. remains keen on signing the Aston Villa star, despite claims interest has cooled. But whether they’re able to land the 24-year-old is something only time will tell.
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The 24-year-old impressed under Dean Smith this term, with his goal against West Ham on Sunday enough to keep his side in the top flight for another year.
Yet should he move to United, he reportedly won’t be a starter.
It’s claimed this has been communicated to Grealish, who is expected to leave Villa this summer for a new challenge elsewhere.
He grew up supporting United as a child, with old posts on his Twitter account showing him to have been a huge fan of the Red Devils.
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As things stand, Solskjaer’s side won’t be meeting that asking price.
They’re instead saving funds for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, with Solskjaer hellbent on landing the England international this summer.
But United are hopeful of landing Grealish nonetheless and, should he sign, he’s poised to challenge Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba for a starting berth.
Meanwhile, former Villa striker Andy Gray believes Grealish would be a good fit at United should he make a stunning summer move to Old Trafford.
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"Oh yeah, course he is [good enough for United], no-brainer at all.
"He would be a better player in a better team in my opinion because not so much will be expected of him.
"He won't go onto a football pitch every game like he does now and thinks: 'If I don't play, we're going to be struggling today'.
"He'll go in with other terrific players and not so much will be expected and I think that will make him a better player. I'm actually talking him out of Aston Villa, aren't I!
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"If Jack Grealish came up tomorrow and said 'I've done my bit this season, for the rest of my career I need to go and test myself at the highest level, I need to spend the next four or five years where I'll be at my peak, seeing how good a footballer I can really be', I would have absolutely no problem with that at all.
"It's a little bit like when Dwight Yorke left - been there 10 years, decided to move to Manchester United, no one begrudged Dwight that, certainly no proper supporters."
As well as Sancho and Grealish, United could sign a defender and striker.
Solskjaer admires Kalidou Koulibaly and Nathan Ake, while Moussa Dembele continues to be monitored over at Lyon.
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