Sol­sk­jaer coy over whether Jack’s the lad for United

Manchester Evening News - - UNITED SPECIAL - By RICHARD FAY [email protected] @MENS­ports

OLE Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer piled the praise on Jack Gre­al­ish fol­low­ing his su­perb in­di­vid­ual dis­play against United, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

The 23-year-old struck a sen­sa­tional opener for As­ton Villa on Sun­day af­ter­noon as he in­spired his side to an im­pres­sive, end-to-end 2-2 draw at Old Traf­ford.

As well as net­ting an in­cred­i­ble goal in the game, Gre­al­ish also shone with his com­mand­ing mid­field per­for­mance which saw him at the heart of Villa’s fluid at­tack­ing play.

Gre­al­ish now has three goals in his last five league ap­pear­ances for his boy­hood club, with Villa’s per­for­mances im­prov­ing in qual­ity since his re­cent re­turn from a calf in­jury. Af­ter the game it is re­ported Sol­sk­jaer bumped into the English mid­fielder and con­grat­u­lated him on an im­pres­sive dis­play at Old Traf­ford.

Gre­al­ish has been linked with a move to United in re­cent week af­ter an im­pres­sive start to the new Pre­mier League season.

But af­ter the game United man­ager Sol­sk­jaer was coy when asked whether the young­ster would enhance his own squad. “I can’t talk too much about other teams’ play­ers, if they’re Man United cal­i­bre or tar­gets,” the Nor­we­gian said.

“But, fan­tas­tic goal, I think he hit one of them cor­ners I hit a cou­ple of times.

“It was a great fin­ish, but we should de­fend bet­ter, show him down the left.

“But, what a goal and he played a good game.”

Blaise Ma­tu­idi, left

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