Manchester United want their summer signings to be humble off the pitch as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to keep mending the harmony of the squad. However, the Norwegian also demands his players have a different side to them when they step onto the pitch.
According to the MEN Solskjaer is looking for a player who shows arrogance when he pulls on a United shirt.
He does not want anybody who will shirk away the pressure that come with being the home team at Old Trafford.
United are hoping to put the final touches to their major squad overhaul which will have taken three transfer window.
Top-earners Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez were offloaded last summer after flopping since their big-money moves.
Wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba is expected to push for a move to Real Madrid or Juventus when the transfer window reopens.
And that should be the last of Solskjaer’s exodus completed and he will be free to bring in young, hungry players.
Leicester midfielder James Maddison and Jadon Sancho, of Borussia Dortmund, have also been linked with a move to United.
And those stars also fit the remit of being humble off the pitch but oozing with confidence on it.
However, Grealish is said to be the easiest of the transfer targets to lands and he could be available for around £50million.
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Aston Villa are fighting for the Premier League safety as the season reaches the business end.
If they fall back down to the Championship then they will find it difficult to keep hold of their prized asset.
But another year of top-flight football at Villa Park will strengthen their hand in negotiations with United.
And Villa boss Dean Smith refused to get drawn on the transfer battle last month because he is in the midst of a relegation dogfight.
“That’s a question we’ll have to answer in the summer,” he said.
“Obviously, staying in this league is one of the biggest things to help us keep Jack Grealish. He wants to play at the highest level and he wants to win trophies.
“Jack’s future like the rest of the players is down to what happens over the next three months, what we can do is assess it then.”
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