Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has urged his former club to sign Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish in the summer.

The 25-year-old played a starring role in helping the Midlands club avoid relegation from the Premier League last season as he scored ten goals and chipped in with eight assists in all competitions.

Grealish’s game has gone to a whole new level this season, and this has coincided with Villa’s performances also going from strength to strength under Dean Smith. After only narrowly avoiding relegation last season, Villa can realistically aim to challenge for a solid finish in the top half of the standings this season.

He is now revered as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and is all but certain to be part of England’s European Championship squad.

Whilst Grealish is a boyhood Villa fan, he will likely have to leave the club in the future to play Champions League football. United look like they are re-establishing themselves as a leading side in the English football and this could make Old Trafford an attractive future destination for the midfielder.

“It was a good decision giving him the [Aston Villa] captaincy. I think it’s made him a bit more mature,” Robson told GOAL.

“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.

“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.

“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.”

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