Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam has given his backing for the club’s move for Leicester City midfielder James Maddison over Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish.
“I like Maddison a lot,” Stam told 888sport.
“He’s a midfield player who is very comfortable on the ball and he’s always going into certain positions where he becomes an extra man. He can go by players and score goals as well as creating opportunities for others.
“Jack Grealish, I see more as a winger coming in. For United, they need to look more at direct wingers with pace going forward, instead of a player like Grealish.
“Who knows, he might be an important player because he is good in tight areas. But for me, it’s Maddison for United.”
Both players have been on the club’s radar for a while.