“They’ve obviously got great talent, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Daniel James, but they’re all very similar.
“I mean, they’re quality, but they’re all very similar, pace, in behind, and when a team sits back against them they struggled until Bruno Fernandes came. If Fernandes is missing again, he is the link that knits those players all together.
“So when they need to find a cute pass, Jack’s got that, and he’s got the drop of the shoulder where he can nick a free-kick on the edge of the box, he can bend it in the top corner, and then the team has to come out and then United can use their pace players.
“Jack Grealish is something they need. Put him in that midfield along with Pogba and Fernandes, with the pace and the runs the young boys will be making up top, he’s exactly what they need.
“I’m not trying to sell him for Villa, but Villa’s only chance of keeping hold of Jack is to stay in the Premier League.”