Jack Grealish must avoid Man Utd move, insists Carragher

Paul Macdonald
Jack Grealish must avoid Man Utd move, insists Carragher

Jamie Carragher has warned Aston Villa star Jack Grealish off a move to Manchester United, claiming the England man should stay where he is rather than move to Old Trafford.

Grealish, 25, is a wanted man and despite signing a new contract at Villa Park last summer, as there are likely to be bids for his services.

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Man Utd have been long-term admirers but Carragher says he shouldn’t be tempted by them because they already have too many options in midfield.

The former Liverpool defender told Sky Sports: “I don’t think he would fit in here at Old Trafford just because of the players they’ve got, not his talent.

“They already have (Paul) Pogba playing on the left now, (Bruno) Fernandes, (Marcus) Rashford likes to play on that side. I don’t think he’s a must for Manchester United, I think he’s definitely got the quality.

“I think Grealish is someone who loves to run with the ball and I don’t think there’s too many players like that, I love watching him.

“I think he’s a super player, and when you run with the ball and dribble with the ball, you’re going to get people trying to take it off you.”

Could Grealish move to Man Utd?

Having penned a new deal with his hometown club, Grealish will certainly command a high fee.

It won’t make much sense for the Red Devils to sign him with all the options they currently have at their disposal, according to Carragher.

But Roy Keane disagrees with Carragher and says United should cash in on Pogba, whose contract is running down, and sign the Villa man.

Keane said: “Jack, not for Man United? So what, they’ve had Pogba for the last three or four years, has he got them anywhere near winning league titles?

“Absolutely not. I’d swap Grealish for Pogba tomorrow, absolutely. Of course (they can all play together). Why not?”