Following United’s failed effort to sign the 24-year-old, Grealish has gone on to cement his reputation as one of the finest English midfielders in the Premier League.
Former Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has revealed Man United tried and failed to sign Jack Grealish back when the England international was only a schoolboy in 2012.
The 24-year-old came through the youth-ranks of Villa Park residents and made his debut for the senior side during a 3-1 away defeat at MK Dons in 2013.
Grealish was a regular part of the Villa side that was relegated to the Championship at the end of 2015/16 season after finishing at the bottom of the Premier League.
His performances in the next couple of years that his side spent in the second-tier of English football were instrumental in helping the Villans earn promotion back to the Premier League at the end of 2018/19 season.