What Fans Are Saying About Jack Grealish After United 2-1 Aston Villa

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Aston Villa’s five-game unbeaten run ended with a 2-1 defeat to Man United on Friday.

The Claret and Blue, who came from behind to win a point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their last match, failed to engineer another comeback against the Red Devils. Bertrand Traore’s equaliser to Anthony Martial’s opener did give Dean Smith’s side some encouragement, but Bruno Fernandes’ penalty ensured they returned Birmingham empty handed.

Nonetheless, their captain Jack Grealish, who scored a worldie in the same fixture last campaign, was a joy to watch yet again. The Englishman registered his 7th assist of the season – the same tally as Fernandes.

If things go as per wishes of some United fans on social media, the duo can create together for the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at Old Trafford next season.


Although the Premier League giants’ main attacking target is believed to be Jadon Sancho, the idea of signing the 25-year-old is equally attractive, and with Sancho struggling to replicate numbers of last campaign at Borussia Dortmund, he’s slowly being pushed out of many supporters’ transfer wish-list.

The January window is open, but for now any deal is unlikely with Aston Villa pushing for their best league position in years under their captain, and United looking to inculcate the likes of Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri in their squad instead of bringing in another attacking option mid-season.