Grealish was in Villa’s last loss, a 2-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday, which has left his team rooted in the last three with five games left.
Meanwhile, United is surfing at the top of a wave, three points behind the third after the destruction of Bournemouth 5-2 on Saturday.
Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were all on the scoresheet – as was new talisman Bruno Fernandes – a quartet that has given United more attacking balance than at any time since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
That’s why former Villa striker Darren Bent says United don’t need Grealish.
“I don’t see him joining this United team,” Bent told talkSPORT.
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“Simply because there is no way on planet United to have them three in the middle of Fernandes, Pogba and Grealish Park because defensively they would be crushed everywhere.
“I just think you are watching their first three Martials, Rashford and Greenwood, he is not going to go up there.”
“I’m not sure United need him in the middle of the field if I’m honest – he has all the capabilities but he’s not going to take the place of Fernandes or Pogba and you’re not going to put him there too – Pogba doesn’t ”I really want to play in the midfield. ”
However, former Grealish Villa manager Tim Sherwood believes the attacker is exactly what Solskjaer needs.
“If Fernandes has disappeared again, he is the link that unites all these players when they need to find a good pass – Jack has it.”
“He has this shoulder drop where he can hit a free kick on the edge of the box, then they fold it in the upper corner, then the team has to go out and then they can use the rhythm of the players.
“They will not play three against them in the midfield, he will play left on the left side. I still think they need another center forward.
“It’s Manchester United, they’ll end up playing like 55 games a season, they’re always at the heart of every competition – that’s the man I grew up watching.
“When they got Cole and Yorke, when Teddy went there, you would have said he would never get a match.
“You need players, you need quality in your team, they can rotate it, get players off the bench to affect it. I think it is an excellent foil for them. ”
“Would he start each game? No, probably not, but it would give Ole the opportunity to rest the other players. “