Simon Jordan aims brutal dig at 'silly sods' Man Utd after Graeme Souness slams Man City star Jack Grealish
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Simon Jordan has aimed a brutal dig at Manchester United after Graeme Souness’s scathing assessment of Manchester City star Jack Grealish.
Although he struggled in his debut season, Grealish showed glimpses of what he is capable of during the 22/23 campaign.
However, the 28-year-old has had a difficult start to the 23/24 season after City brought in Belgian winger Jeremy Doku.
Speaking on talkSPORT, former Liverpool player and manager Souness pulled no punches.
He said: “Too many touches. The way that I was coached from some of the best brains that world football has ever seen, it was all about getting it out of your feet as quickly as you can if you can't pass it, one touch, and remember the pitches we used to play on. In simple terms, the only people that need time on the ball are the guys that put the ball in the back of the net.
“But he doesn't do the right thing, the stats will back that up. Let me tell you how it works: people who dribble with the ball - for the uneducated, that 'Oh, he's a good player', that gets you on the edge of your seat - people who run with the ball have always done that.
“I just think Jack, he doesn't see it early enough and that's why he takes early touches, I don't believe any coach would tell any player to dwell on the ball as much as he does.”
“He’s predictable… takes too many touches!”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 4, 2023
“I’m not his biggest fan. He flatters to deceive. You put him on the market, who’s buying?” 👀
Graeme Souness argues why he doesn’t think Jack Grealish is as good as people claim. ❌ pic.twitter.com/2sSJIxLLgm
Souness continued: “He's scored one goal and one assist this year for City, a team that dominates the ball, a team that's always on the front foot, a team that scores goals.
“So if he's now no longer the go-top guy, that's a conversation only him and the manager can have. I think he's under pressure. I have to say I'm not his biggest fan, I think he's flattered to deceive. Put it another way, you put Jack on the market tomorrow. who's buying him for how much?”
When asked if Grealish would get into the Liverpool team, Souness said: “No, he's a rascal, I bet he's great to have a night out with.”