Man Utd still eyeing Grealish move - but do they really need Aston Villa ace?


The 24-year-old attacking midfielder has been a long-term target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but the Red Devils are now in fine form and scoring freely



A 16-game unbeaten run in all competitions, a forward line that is on fire and a place in the top four in their own hands – things are going very well for Manchester United right now.

There has been vast improvement in all departments at Old Trafford since January, with the arrival of Bruno Fernandes lifting the entire team.

Paul Pogba’s return from injury has also given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a wealth of options in midfield, and with Covid-19 expected to have an impact on this summer’s transfer window , it is looking more and more likely the France international will stay remain with the club heading into 2020-21..


So, what does that mean for transfer targets such as Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho? Do United still want them and, more importantly, do they need them?


While Solskjaer has been impressed by his team's performances since the resumption of the Premier League after the coronavirus-enforced suspension of play in March, there is an acceptance that the squad is still not where it needs to be.


For all the good work United have done in closing the gap on the top four to two points, they are still 34 points off champions Liverpool; it’s a gulf in class they need to close.


“We've got to improve the ones we've got here but we will never stand still," Solskjaer said about the possibility of new signings. "You can't think, 'We've cracked this.' The emphasis is on improving the team all the time."


United have been impressive in the past few weeks but they know they need to better if they are going to secure a first league title since 2013.


As strong as the starting XI looks at the moment, it would only require a couple of injuries to key men to change the whole outlook.