Man Utd remain favourites to sign £80m-rated Grealish despite potential Solskjaer concern over professionalism

Manchester United reportedly remain set to pursue the transfer of Aston Villa star Jack Grealish despite recent controversy surrounding the player.

It’s not the first time Grealish has been in trouble, but as reported by the Daily Mail, the Villa midfielder was alleged to have been involved in a car crash over the weekend when he should have been adhering to government advice over staying at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Grealish has apologised, and the Mail’s report suggests this won’t hurt his prospects of joining United in the next transfer window. The Red Devils remain the favourites to sign him for £80m, even though we expect Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will keep a closer eye on the player between now and then.

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The Norwegian coach has been particularly keen to instil discipline in his squad, which is a tougher ask than usual with egos like Paul Pogba lurking around, utterly disinterested by what’s happening as his team-mates take to the pitch.

Grealish was quoted by the Mail, saying: “I just want to do a quick video message about how deeply embarrassed I am by everything that has happened this weekend.

“I know it is a tough time for everyone at the moment being locked in doors for so long, and I got a call off a friend asking to go round to his. I stupidly agreed to do so.

“I hope everyone can accept my apology and we can move on from this and in the neat future we can be out enjoying ourselves again once this has all boiled over.”

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The Mail also run old quotes from the United manager revealing his attitude towards how professional footballers should live their lives to ensure they get the best results on the pitch.

Earlier this season, Solskjaer said: “When you’re a footballer you should be proper boring. You go to bed, you rest, you recover and you get ready for the next game. That’s the culture we need to get to.”

It doesn’t sound like Grealish understands that just yet. The question is will he ever?

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