Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to be drawn on whether Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is a transfer target for the Red Devils.
The 24-year-old scored a spectacular opening goal at Old Trafford to put his side 1-0 up in the early stages of the 2-2 draw yesterday, and when asked about the midfielder after the game, Solskjaer said:
“I can’t talk too much about other teams’ players if they’re Man United calibre or targets. But fantastic goal, I think he hit one of them corners I hit a couple of times. It was a great finish, but we should defend better, show him down the left. But what a goal and he played a good game.”
Fans on Twitter believe Grealish would be a good addition to the squad if United do make an approach in January:
Crazy thing is that Grealish would really improve us
— Elvis z 1st ☞ (@Elvis__b) December 1, 2019
I’d take Grealish, he’s a more realistic target than Maddison if we want someone in Jan. No way Maddison is leaving a Leicester team in title contention.
— karl bristow (@KarlBristow) December 1, 2019
Should sign grealish and mcginn in January pic.twitter.com/I9oypwabjt
— LazyBeast95 (@uzumaki_d) December 1, 2019
— bob hope (@bobhope8) December 1, 2019
Sign him up🤞
— Nige Dyer (@HeritageRoofing) December 1, 2019
What a player 🔥
— Maxime Antoine (@maximeantoinem) December 1, 2019
Sign him up!!
— ASWIN VTOMO (@aswinvtomo) December 1, 2019
#MUFC I do believe I advocated signing Grealish in the summer. The kid is a talent
— SoccerLimey (@SoccerLimey) December 1, 2019
Grealish has had an excellent start to the season for Villa, having scored five goals and contributed five assists in just 14 games so far.
His figures compare favourably to another player United are reportedly interested in; James Maddison. The Foxes playmaker has managed one more goal than Grealish but three fewer assists.
There have been calls for the Villa midfielder to be called up to the England squad due to his form, and after his impressive display against United, it would not be surprising to see him move to a bigger club in the future.