Roy Keane ‘would swap Paul Pogba for Jack Grealish tomorrow’ as he urges Manchester United to sign Aston Villa star and Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer

Roy Keane wants Manchester United to sign Jack Grealish this summer – and declared he would swap Paul Pogba for the Aston Villa star ‘tomorrow’.

The former United captain thinks his old club need a new midfielder and striker to become serious Premier League title contenders next season – and called for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to target Grealish and Harry Kane.


Grealish has been a target for Manchester United for some time and Keane would back a move for the Villa ace[/caption]

Solskjaer’s side look likely to finish second in the Premier League this season and could win the Europa League.

But they are still a long way off challenging Manchester City at the top of the table and Keane feels two major recruits are required:

The former United captain said on Sky Sports: “You know who I’d love to see here, the two players I’ve thought about over the past couple of weeks who I think would be brilliant for Man United, I’d go for Harry Kane, whatever it costs.

“I’d also go for Grealish – I think United are still short of that special player, I think Grealish would give them that. He’d enjoy playing at Old Trafford, I think the fans would love him.

“What I admire about Jack, I think he’s got great courage on a football pitch, he’s great in tight areas, over the last year or two, his end product has improved, he’s an excellent player.

Keane believes that United should go after Kane and Grealish ‘whatever the costs’
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“We know Kane would guarantee goals. Would it be difficult to get these two players? You bet your life it would be, but Man United have to go and try and get the best otherwise we’ll be having the same conversation next year about United nearly being there.

“I think Jack would be ready for Man United. Villa are a big club and they’re doing very well, but I think Jack, we talk about players being selfish, Harry Kane being selfish – well, Jack has to be selfish and look to step up to the next level.”

Grealish has been a star for Aston Villa for some time and has been tipped for a move

Kane has been linked with a move away from Tottenham due to their failure to win silverware[/caption]

Jamie Carragher then suggested United won’t sign Grealish due to the players already at the club, including Pogba.

The France World Cup winner is contracted to United until the end of next season and now they must decide whether to reinvest in their £89million man or try to sell him.

Keane insists both Pogba and Grealish can play alongside Bruno Fernandes but said if it was a case of one or the other, he’d pick the Villa ace every time.

Keane replied to Carragher: “Jack, not for Man United? So what, they’ve had Pogba for the last three or four years, has he got them anywhere near winning league titles?

“Absolutely not. I’d swap Grealish for Pogba tomorrow, absolutely of course (they can all play together). Why not?

“We look at the stats for Manchester United over the last few years, whether it’s getting to semi-finals or 10 league games where they’ve drawn, seven or eight of them have been 0-0.


Pogba was signed for £89m from Juventus back in 2016[/caption]

“They’ve not had the quality in the crunch times. You can talk about Pogba, but they’ve not done it when they’ve had to do it. If Grealish comes in, get rid of one or two of them, get rid of Pogba, move him on.

“They’re talking about a contract, I think they’re worried because he’s into the last year, if they’re going to cash in on him, then do it this summer. You can’t have enough quality players at a club like Man United.”