Robson: Why Manchester United should sign Premier League player

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Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has backed the club’s move for Premier League midfielder Jack Grealish.

The Aston Villa captain was the subject of interest from the club in the summer, but his high valuation proved a stumbling block to completing a deal.

Former United midfielder Robson believes the player has what it takes to play for the Red devils.

But Robson told his thoughts on Grealish’s talents:

“It was a good decision giving him [Grealish] the [ Villa] captaincy. I think it’s made him a bit more mature.

“He’s a powerful player. He’s quite a strong boy and he’s quick and the way he can sort of go either way past people he’s always going to be a danger and that’s why he gets so many free kicks.

“Him and Villa have been terrific this season. He’s been linked with us but those decisions, thank goodness, are with Ole and the board of directors.

“I wouldn’t mind seeing Jack Grealish in a Manchester United shirt. But I don’t know whether the staff at Old Trafford fancy him, as much as you’d like to see him playing for your club.”