Manchester United will only sign Jack Grealish if there is need to replace Paul Pogba, according to Lee Sharpe, who cannot see the two men playing together in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI.
Questions continue to be asked over the World Cup winner’s future in Manchester, with Real Madrid lining up a summer approach and Juventus reportedly looking to re-sign the man.
The Red Devils have already proved they can cope without the 26-year-old pulling the strings in the middle of the park, and the addition of Bruno Fernandes appears to have lifted the mood at the club heading into the business end of the season.
Solskjaer has been tipped to bring in Villa playmaker Grealish to play alongside Fernandes, with Sharpe insisting that such a scenario would see Pogba heading for the exit doors at Old Trafford.
“It has been reported that United are in the box seat to sign Jack Grealish. Can Grealish take United to a different level?” the ex-United midfielder said.
“Jack Grealish is a class act. I love watching him play, I think he is fantastic on the ball, his vision and awareness are absolutely second to none.
“And I am guessing he would be there to replace Pogba.
“If Grealish comes and they are playing Fernandes, there is no room in the team really for someone like Pogba, I think that is probably a little bit too many creative players.
“I think Grealish would do great at United; I think at the moment, he can be very much singled out as the main attacking threat for Villa, and you can get a player or two on him all the time.
“At United, with a couple more better players around him, I think he will get a little bit more freedom, a little bit more space to create and do his stuff.
“So, I think he will be a great addition to the squad.”