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Jack Grealish hailed by Manchester United star ahead of Premier League meeting

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has hailed Aston Villa star Jack Grealish ahead of Friday’s Premier League meeting at Old Trafford.

The right-back joined Manchester United during the summer of 2019 from Crystal Palace and has since made the role his own by becoming one of the league’s most reliable defenders.

United go into tonight’s match in second place but have a game in-hand over leaders Liverpool, who are currently three points clear.

We know it won’t be an easy task against Villa, who have done very well so far this season to be positioned fifth in the league table as we start the new year, but it’s a good chance to stay on Liverpool’s heels.

It doesn’t look like Tottenham are good enough to really challenge — and you can forget Chelsea. Man City could come back into the equation if Pep Guardiola can fix their goalscoring problems.

Speaking to United Review (via Manchester Evening News) ahead of Friday’s clash, Wan-Bissaka hailed Grealish: “He’s a great player. He’s unpredictable and can go inside or outside with the ball.

“I played against him last season and just have to be ready to take it as it comes.

“It is another challenge I am more than ready to take on.

“But he’s not the only player we need to be paying attention to — they have lots of other good players like John McGinn, Ross Barkley, Trezeguet and others. We know it will be a tough game.

“I know he is always up there with getting the most fouls. We all know he’s a tricky player when he’s out there on the pitch.

“But it’s very good to hear, that I have had no bookings against me this season. I know you cannot just dive into any tackle.

“You’ve got to make sure you time it right. It is a case of always concentrating and making sure you are timing them right as well.”

According to The Mirror, United were looking to lure Grealish from Villa in the summer transfer window but opted not to meet the asking price of £80m.

Former United striker, Louis Saha, is a fan of Grealish and has backed the club to sign the England international in a bid to improve their attacking options.

“It’s unfortunate Man United couldn’t get deals in place for Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho last summer because they are two amazing players,” Saha said, as per Evening Standard.

“Both are amazing players and they’d improve any side. They’re so confident and would be really useful for Man United’s strikers.”

He’s a versatile playmaker who has mostly excelled on the left flank under Dean Smith.

But I’m definitely not having Grealish over Marcus Rashford or Bruno Fernandes in the line-up…

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