Following the transfer of playmaker Jack Grealish from Aston Villa to Manchester City this summer, there have been questions raised about whether the club would be able to cope well without their talisman captain. Grealish sealed a dream move to the Etihad Stadium a few days ago and revealed that it was a move he could not refuse to turn down even though he was reportedly interested in moving to City’s neighboring rivals Manchester United. The England international midfielder’s departure will leave Villa short of a serious attacking threat and they are expected to miss him this coming season but Ashley Young Insists that they will try to cope without their now-then captain.

Young was re-signed by Aston Villa this summer from Inter Milan and followed a similar path Grealish has now followed as he left Villa Park to sign for Manchester United many years ago under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Since leaving Aston Villa, Young has played for Manchester United and Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan, the club he helped win the league title last season before sealing his return to boyhood club Villa.

Speaking about the transfer of Grealish to City, Young said it is only normal as a top player to want to go to a bigger club and prove yourself as it was the same case with him. However, he insisted that Villa have done some remarkable business this summer and everyone in the club, especially the players in the team, will work hard to try and not make it obvious that they lost a great player.

Young also added that Villa will have a better season than they did in the last campaign and everyone already has that at the back of their mind heading into the new campaign.

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