Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has conceded that he’s “always wanted to play at Old Trafford” amid transfer links with Manchester United as the January window approaches.
Grealish has been a standout player for newly-promoted Aston Villa in the first half of the campaign, contributing five goals and five assists in 17 Premier League matches.
The 24-year-old got himself on the scoresheet in sublime fashion in an away game against United on December 1, curling the ball into the top corner from a difficult angle to help Dean Smith’s side earn a credible 2-2 draw.
Solskjaer was full of praise for Grealish after the game, fueling rumours that United could make a bid for his services in the new year.
The English playmaker has dropped his own transfer hint ahead of Villa’s meeting with Watford on Saturday, describing his goal at the theatre of dreams as his “favourite goal ever”.
“That was my favourite goal ever. Scoring at Old Trafford, I’ve always wanted to play at Old Trafford,’ Grealish told Sky Sports .
“I’ve played there before in a reserve cup final but it’s not the same when it’s like that. That’s obviously my favourite ground in the Premier League.
“It was one of them, as soon as I shot I knew it was going into the top corner and I couldn’t have hit it any better.”
Grealish added on his aspirations heading into 2020: “I just want to go into the year, go off the back of 2019 with goals and assists, and fingers crossed get an England call-up. That’s the main thing, and keep Villa up.”
Aston Villa find themselves in the relegation zone after 19 matches, but they can move clear of danger zone by beating Watford at Vicarage Road.