Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish has jokingly claimed that Manchester United do not need to sign him while Bruno Fernandes remains at the club.
Grealish has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for some time after becoming one of the best attacking players in the Premier League. Not only did he guide Villa to promotion in 2019, he’s played a key role into making them a competitive top-flight side this season and their fans would be gutted to lose him.
The Reds signed Donny van de Beek in the summer and that seemed to squash rumours for a while, but the Netherlands international hasn’t hit the ground running in Manchester and there’s probably a few fans wondering how different things would’ve been this season had we splashed the cash for Grealish.
Since the beginning of the season, the versatile forward has scored six goals and provided 12 assists, helping to keep Villa clear of the drop zone.
He was recently asked to explain the United rumours in an interview with YouTuber and United supporter Harry Pinero.
Grealish’s response was tongue in cheek, saying: “You’ve got Bruno anyway!”
He went on to offer further praise for the Portugal star, claiming that he is one of the most skilful players in the Premier League alongside Man City’s Kevin de Bruyne.
Pinero asked Grealish about having the best touch in the Premier League, to which he replied: “That’s not true. I do some alright touches but you need to put a bit of respect on Bruno and KDB.”
As if Jackie wouldn’t enjoy sharing the same midfield as Fernandes on a cold windy night at Selhurst Park.