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Phil Neville explains why Manchester United don’t need Jack Grealish transfer

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Phil Neville has suggested Manchester United might not need Jack Grealish because Bruno Fernandes has been such a revelation since joining the club in January.

Sancho and Grealish are both targets for United this summer, with the Borussia Dortmund winger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s No.1 priority.

Grealish, meanwhile, will make a decision on his future later this month amid interest from United.

Neville, however, feels that landing Grealish is not necessarily a transfer his former club must conclude, though he feels that Sancho ‘fits the profile’ of what is needed.

Neville told Webby & O’Neill: “People talk about Grealish, now with Bruno Fernandes in there do we need another number ten?

“I think the right-hand side is the biggest area where we need to improve. We need an out and out right-sided winger. That’s the one big hole in the squad.

“Sancho can play out there and can play it really, really well. He is someone that fits the profile. You think (Marcus) Rashford, (Mason) Greenwood, British players. And he is young and hungry. He fits into that.”

Neville added that it’s not just quality but players with strong character who United need to sign this summer.

He added: “For Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) the recruitment is now massive. The recruitment last summer with Daniel James, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, they need to replicate that now.

“And I’m saying don’t go out there and buy the best stars, go out there and buy characters and hungry players. That’s what United have always been good at, buying hungry players.”

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