Roy Keane tells Jack Grealish he will have to be "brain dead" to fail under Pep Guardiola

Jack Grealish will be expected to take his game to the next level after signing for Manchester City this summer - and Roy Keane has no doubts he will improve under Pep Guardiola


Posted Friday, September 03, 2021 by Dailystar.co.uk

Roy Keane insists Jack Grealish would have to be "brain dead" to not take his game to the next level under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Grealish became England's first ever £100million player when he waved goodbye to Aston Villa and put pen to paper on a six-year contract with City earlier this summer.

The 25-year-old is already considered one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League, but now he will be hoping to establish himself as a European superstar under Guardiola's tutelage.

And Keane, who worked with Grealish in his time as Villa assistant manager, has no doubts he will do exactly that.

Roy Keane tells Jack Grealish he will have to be
Roy Keane insists Jack Grealish would have to be "brain dead" to not take his game to the next level under Pep Guardiola

"Unless the lad's brain dead, he’ll become a much better player. He’ll become a team player," the Manchester United legend said before England's clash with Hungary on ITV Sport.

"He’s gone to a great team working for a great manager.

"Interesting the money he’s gone for, but in the interview there, there’s potential."

Grealish registered 32 goals and 43 assists in 213 appearances for Villa, helping the club secure an 11th-place Premier League finish last term.

The England ace is likely to record more impressive numbers alongside a host of world-class stars at City, and Keane believes it is the perfect place for him to improve certain aspects of his game.

"There’s a lot more to come from Jack," he continued.

"He was the main fella at Aston Villa, he won’t be the main fella with England and he’s not at Manchester City. But he’s learning.

"Loads of parts of his game have to improve; his discipline, end product, more goals.

"But I think he’s gone to the perfect manager to improve all those aspects of his game."

Grealish scored his first City goal in their resounding 5-0 win over Norwich last month, before registering an assist in their 5-0 victory against Arsenal last weekend.

Next up for Guardiola's side is a trip to Leicester next weekend.

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