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Rio Ferdinand Shocked By Man Utd Fan Who Says They Aren't 'Big Enough' To Sign Jack Grealish

Rio Ferdinand Shocked By Man Utd Fan Who Says They Aren't 'Big Enough' To Sign Jack Grealish

Rio Ferdinand was left shocked by a Manchester United fan who claimed they have no chance of signing Jack Grealish.

The Aston Villa star has been the subject of intense transfer speculation with United believed to be keeping tabs on him ahead of the summer transfer window.

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But a United supporter reckons his side don't stand a chance of signing the 24-year-old ace and believes he'll go onto a "much better" club than The Red Devils.

"I think we have to set realistic targets for next season," he said on talkSPORT. "I'll tell you right now, we will not get Jack Grealish from Aston Villa and we will not get James Maddison from Leicester City.

"They will go on to go to much better clubs than Manchester United, there is absolutely no appeal of Man United at the moment.

"Aston Villa are a massive club and it is Jack Grealish's boyhood club, why would he want to leave for us? We're a mid-table team at the moment. We've got to accept that.

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"If Villa stay up this season and get a bit of investment, why would he want to leave?"

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Ferdinand wasted no time in responding to the United fan's claim.

"What am I hearing from the caller on talkSPORT," he wrote on Twitter. "He doesn't think Jack Grealish would leave Villa for United! #loon"

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The United caller continued by branding the atmosphere at Old Trafford as "toxic" while suggesting Southampton's Danny Ings as a potential transfer target.

"It's toxic at Man United at the moment and I think we need to set realistic transfer targets, get some bargains - I'd have a pop at Danny Ings," he added.

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Grealish, meanwhile, is enjoying a terrific individual season at Villa, who currently occupy a relegation spot in the league table.

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The star midfielder has chipped in with nine goals in all competitions as he continues to attract interest from England's elite clubs.

Topics: Football News, Aston Villa, Football, Manchester United, Jack Grealish, Rio Ferdinand

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.