Former City defender tells Grealish to snub Manchester United move for this reason

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Former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has said joining Manchester United will not be the best move for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.

The former Villa player has said the player needs to play Champions League football to improve his game – something United cannot guarantee.

“When you look at the spectrum of teams, Manchester United are still a big club but in terms of Jack Grealish’s ability, if he leaves Aston Villa he’s going to want to play Champions League and that’s not guaranteed at Man United, even in the future,” the 37-year-old told Grand National.

“I would love to see him test himself at the highest level because I think he’s capable of playing at real heights. He’s proven that he can really perform in a team that’s been struggling this season.

“In terms of if he was going to move to United, it would obviously be a great move for him because it is Man United. But, in terms of how he can test himself against the very best, is he going to be able to do that at Man United as they’re not guaranteed Champions League football?”

Grealish has been superb this season so far. The midfielder has made 27 appearances across all competitions, scored 9 goals and provided 7 assists.