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Jack Grealish Makes Bruno Fernandes Claim Following Manchester United Transfer Link

Jack Grealish Makes Bruno Fernandes Claim Following Manchester United Transfer Link

Grealish was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford last year.

Daniel Marland

Daniel Marland

Jack Grealish couldn't resist a light-hearted Bruno Fernandes comment while being interviewed by a Manchester United fan - following rumours of a transfer.

Grealish is currently out with an injury but has scored six goals and assisted 10 in 22 games for Aston Villa this season.

The 25-year-old was linked with a move to United last summer but signed a new contract with his boyhood club in September.

UMM's Harry Pinero is a United fan and told Grealish: "You upset a lot of people when you signed that contract.

"Including one guy, he was ready to delete social media. This guy was Harry Pinero."

Grealish replied: "Who do you support?" to which Pinero replied: "The team who you should have signed for in the summer."

The Villa captain let out a wry smile and joked: "You've got Bruno instead!"

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Fernandes is a standout performer in the United side and has helped them climb to second in the table.

Grealish was quick to stress how much he enjoys playing at Villa however, citing manager Dean Smith as a big factor.

The England international continued: "He's brilliant. I think I work best with a manager that, not puts his arm round me, but you know, I can speak to about anything and acts as like a father figure really.

"Under my managers, I've played my best football under Dean Smith, Tim Sherwood and Steve Bruce, I'd say, and they're the three that have always acted like that for me.

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"Obviously the whole team and the whole club is now getting the rewards from it."

Pinero also said Grealish has the 'filthiest' first touch in the league to which he said: "That's not true.

"I do some alright touches but you need to put a bit of respect on Bruno and KDB."

Villa take on Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend and Smith has confirmed Grealish is likely to miss out.

He said: "He's doing better but is unlikely to feature on Saturday.

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"I haven't sat down with the medical staff yet but he was running on the AlterG (anti-gravity treadmill) yesterday, which is a positive because if he's running it means he's pain-free.

"But he didn't get out onto the grass yesterday, so he's unlikely to play against Wolves. But, it's a positive he's out running now.

"I haven't sat down with the medical staff. I'll do that after the press conference."

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Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Aston Villa, Football, Manchester United, Transfers, Jack Grealish