Bryan Robson thinks Aston Villa made a great decision in giving Jack Grealish the captain’s armband, saying it has made the 25-year-old more mature.
Grealish has been sensational for Villa over the years, and Dean Smith’s decision to make him captain in early 2019 after his return from injury certainly reaped dividends.
Not only did the attacker help drag the Villans into the playoffs and back into the Premier League, but he played a huge role in keeping them there last season.
Villa have kicked on massively since last term, with eight wins and two draws from their 15 league games so far, and currently sit 11th in the table, eight points off the top four.
Grealish has registered five goals and seven assists for his boyhood club this term, earning a regular spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad in the process.
Such great form also means transfer speculation isn’t far away, with Manchester United regularly linked with Grealish.
And Red Devils legend Robson admits he wouldn’t mind seeing him in a United shirt.
“It was a good decision giving him [Jack Grealish] the [Aston Villa] captaincy. I think it’s made him a bit more mature,” Robson told Goal.com.
“He’s a powerful player. He’s quite a strong boy and he’s quick and the way he can sort of go either way past people he’s always going to be a danger and that’s why he gets so many free kicks.
“Him and Villa have been terrific this season. He’s been linked with us but those decisions, thank goodness, are with Ole and the board of directors.
“I wouldn’t mind seeing Jack Grealish in a Manchester United shirt. But I don’t know whether the staff at Old Trafford fancy him, as much as you’d like to see him playing for your club.”