However, the ex-Everton defender added that Grealish should aim higher than the Reds Devils, considering the Mancunian outfit may not necessarily assure him with Champions League football on a consistent basis, he told: “When you look at the spectrum of teams, Manchester United are still a big club but in terms of Jack Grealish's ability, if he leaves Aston Villa he's going to want to play Champions League and that's not guaranteed at Man United, even in the future.
“I would love to see him test himself in the highest level because I think he's capable of playing at real heights. In terms of if he was going to move to United, it would obviously be a great move for him because it is Man United. But, in terms of how he can test himself against the very best, is he going to be able to do that at Man United as they're not guaranteed Champions League football?”
Villa have been hampered with key injuries this season and the likes of Wesley and Tom Heaton have been ruled out for the rest of the campaign. Meanwhile, John McGinn has been another huge loss after the ankle fracture earlier this season and he may only make his comeback during the final games of the top-flight campaign. Villa’s battle to beat the drop could go down to the wire.