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Darren Bent believes Ed Woodward will not sign Jack Grealish

Speaking with Football Insider (h/t Express), Darren Bent believes Ed Woodward will not try to bring Jack Grealish to Manchester United.

The Aston Villa skipper has been one of the most prominent players to be linked with a move to Old Trafford. The 24-year-old led from the front as the Villans ensured Premier League survival on the last day. (h/t Express)

Bent believes United will go all out for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho. He also believes Woodward will not sign Grealish, because of the presence of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. (h/t Express)

Darren Bent believes Ed Woodward will not try to bring Jack Grealish to Manchester United
Darren Bent believes Ed Woodward will not try to bring Jack Grealish to Manchester United

“It looks like they’re hell-bent on getting Jadon Sancho so he’s not going to go there.”

Fernandes has been a revelation since joining United in January. He has formed a promising partnership with Pogba while also lifting the performances of those around him. (h/t Express)

Bent believes Grealish will find it difficult to displace the pair from the starting XI at Old Trafford. (h/t Express)

“He’s not going to go to Manchester United because they’ve got Fernandes and Pogba.” 

Jadon Sancho is Manchester United's top target
Jadon Sancho is Manchester United’s top target

Such a decision will bode well for Villa who are keen to keep their talismanic captain. According to the report they are demanding £80m for Grealish’s signature. (h/t Express)

Bent does have a point when he says Grealish cannot replace our dynamic midfield pair. But then, the duo cannot play every game. Signs of fatigue were apparent towards the end of the current domestic season.

Given the drop in quality in the absence of Fernandes, Grealish is someone who can step in and ensure United remain a threat.

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Pogba and Fernandes have struck up an excellent partnership

With us set to compete on multiple fronts, strength in depth becomes an important criterion ahead of next season. Ole Gunnar Solskajer should show his acumen in handling the squad to ensure players also stay fit.

There is no doubting Sancho’s quality. He will definitely add dynamism and verve to our frontline. However, putting all our eggs in one basket is not a wise approach.

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The United squad is some way away from matching Liverpool and Manchester City. With the former set for a quiet window, we must not lose this opportunity to close the gap.

It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a squad to win a title. There is only so much a strong starting XI can do if there is no depth to plug the holes when needed.