Manchester United are reportedly nonetheless desirous about signing Jack Grealish, whose worth is alleged to have risen to £100million after his good begin to the season.
Grealish is ready to steer out Villa in opposition to United at Previous Trafford on Friday evening, however he may properly have been enjoying in a Pink Devils shirt had the Premier League giants pushed forward in the summertime.
The Pink Devils have been firmly within the hunt to signal the England worldwide, solely to drag out after refusing to pay greater than £65m for the playmaker.
United had already signed Donny van de Beek and wouldn’t sanction one other big-money midfield signing in the course of the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Day by day Mail declare United stay eager on bringing Grealish to Previous Trafford, though his worth has risen following his good season thus far for Villa – together with his performances serving to them to fifth within the Premier League desk.
The 25-year-old additionally signed a brand new five-year contract together with his boyhood membership following the summer time switch window, regardless of stories that he had informed pals he was on his approach to Man United.
Nevertheless, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was coy when quizzed in regards to the Aston VIlla captain forward of two golf equipment’ New 12 months’s Day conflict, merely saying he’s an ideal admirer of the participant and the workforce are cautious of his capability to create and rating objectives.
Grealish additionally scored a shocking purpose in opposition to United to assist Villa to a 2-2 draw at Previous Trafford final season, and it’s clear it made an impression on the boss.
Solskjaer mentioned: “The purpose he scored final season was a superb purpose and we’ve confronted him sufficient occasions to realize it’s going to be a tough recreation.
“He’s a participant for Aston Villa and England who has solely improved.
“I don’t need to say an excessive amount of about different groups’ gamers however after all he’s a participant we all know we’ve got to search for.”
A win for United would see them go stage on factors with leaders Liverpool with the half-way level of the season approaching.
However Solskjaer is taking nothing as a right in opposition to a workforce who’ve improved massively since they only averted relegation final season.
He mentioned: “They’ve been good. I’ve to say Dean Smith has accomplished a unbelievable job.
“We performed them pre-season they usually beat us then within the one recreation we had earlier than the league.
“We all know all about how robust that is going to be.
“They’ve acquired particular person gamers which can be bodily sturdy, defensively they’ve been one of many higher groups within the league.
“While you beat Liverpool 7-2 it’s not simply defending. It’s counter assault and high quality gamers.
“That’s perhaps the sport everybody will bear in mind from this season.”