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Paul Merson: 'Jack Grealish could captain Manchester United'

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Former England forward Paul Merson claims that Aston Villa attacker Jack Grealish could captain Manchester United.
By , Football Editor | 1mo

Former England forward Paul Merson has lavished praise on Jack Grealish, claiming that the Aston Villa attacker could one day captain Manchester United.

The Red Devils allegedly approached Villa earlier this month to determine whether Grealish would be available during the winter transfer window but were told that he was not for sale.

Villa could face a battle to keep hold of the 24-year-old, though, considering that he has scored eight times and registered six assists in 23 appearances at club level during the 2019-20 campaign.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are thought to be closing in on a deal for Sporting Lisbon's Bruno Fernandes, but Merson has claimed that the 20-time English champions should instead target Grealish.

"Forget Bruno Fernandes - Manchester United should be trying to sign Jack Grealish. He is one of the top 10 players in the Premier League right now. He is absolutely different class and would walk into almost any other Premier League team," Merson wrote in his column for the Daily Star.

"Grealish would walk into the United team. Tottenham [Hotspur] tried to get him not long ago and he'd walk into their team right now as well. I can't explain to people how good this kid is. Aston Villa lost 6-1 to Manchester City and he was the only one who still had time on the ball.

"If Grealish went to Old Trafford he'd probably end up captain. He's that good. They need someone like him, who can get on the ball and make things happen."

Harry Maguire, who only arrived at Old Trafford over the summer, was confirmed as United's new captain on Friday as Ashley Young completed a move to Inter Milan.

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1Liverpool27261064174779
2Manchester CityMan City27183668293957
3Leicester CityLeicester27155754272750
4Chelsea2713594537844
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd27118841291241
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs2711794436840
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27101072925440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2791263832639
9Arsenal2781363936337
10Burnley27114123339-637
11Everton27106113641-536
12Southampton27104133448-1434
13Crystal Palace2789102432-833
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2787122441-1731
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610113239-728
16Bournemouth2775152643-1726
17Aston Villa2774163452-1825
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2766153248-1624
19Watford2759132443-1924
20Norwich CityNorwich2746172451-2718
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