Following the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting CP in the January transfer window, Manchester United embarked on a brilliant form run before postponing football. Despite Portugal’s foreign visit, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team stayed undefeated in all contests and things are starting to look up for the Red Devils as the Premier League returns later this month.
But while their focus will be squarely on how they can book a spot next season in the Champions League, Ed Woodward and his co-lovers will still keep an eye on future signatures for summer.
And with reports suggesting in recent days that both Jack Grealish and Kai Havertz are being monitored ahead of a move, the Manchester side will have to make a big decision about who they should give priority to.
But though Havertz has enjoyed a spectacular couple of games since returning from the Bundesliga – he’s fired five goals in four games – Grealish is the one Woodward should be firmly set to sign for United this summer. Aston Villa’s captain has been inspired throughout the campaign and is trying to drag his boyhood side away from being relegated to the championship this season.
He’s registered seven goals and six assists in just 26 games in the Premier League, including scoring a wonder strike in December at Old Trafford to secure a 2-2 drawback.
His style also led to former Villa man Gabriel Agbonlahor claiming that Grealish was supposed to “roll” into the United side, while United’s icon Gary Neville, after a particularly impressive game against Newcastle, was just as poetic about him. He said: “Grealish is a talisman and this night was good. We just love him. I’m very impressed with him, he ‘d always like the ball. He looked like he was running the game tonight.”
And with the 24-year-old already proven to be Premier League, if, unlike Havertz, he should hit the ground running at Old Trafford, there would be no real question there.