Norwegian coach has praised Jack Grealish for his performance in Aston Villa’s draw with Red Devils but remained coy over a possible move for the attacker. U21 England international scored a stunning opener at Theatre of Dreams to put Villans ahead in the first half as he curled an effort beyond David De Gea.
But Red Devils pulled level before half time and took the lead in the 64th minute through Victor Lindelof before Tyrone Mings scored an equaliser for Aston Villa. Jack impressed throughout the match, which has led to calls for the playmaker to leave Villans for a more high-profile club.
Asked if Grealish is a footballer who Man United would target, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replied with a smile: ‘I can’t talk too much about other teams’ footballers if they are Red Devils calibre or targets. ‘But a great goal. I think he’s hit one of those corners that I’ve hit a couple of times.
‘It was a good finish, but then again we should defend better and show him down the left. ‘But what a goal and he played an excellent match, definitely.’ Englishman is ‘precisely the sort of player Man United need’ to come back them to their former glories, and he should replace some of the ‘ordinary’ footballers Red Devils fans are being forced to watch.
That’s the view of Spurs hero Garth Crooks, the centre-forward who spent a brief spell on loan at Theatre of Dreams, who was seriously impressed by the Aston Villa captain during his side’s 2-2 draw away in Man United.