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On Garde, give talent a break.

Byline: TERRY BUTCHER

IN THE week we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the passing of a Manchester legend, another exciting footballing talent was in trouble for attending a nightclub in the same city.

While Jack Grealish is no Georgie Best (below), his demotion to training with the Villa youngsters and omission from yesterday's matchday squad, are punishments that would never have been issued to the Northern Ireland icon.

Grealish loves to take on opponents and beat them in much the way that Best excelled for United; both made their debuts as teenagers; but Jack the Lad is only 20 and, as a diehard Villa supporter, has more responsibility on his young shoulders than most of his struggling team-mates.

While Grealish was guilty of nothing other than naivety, a sledgehammer has been used to crack this particular nut.

Gardez-vous, Remi, (be careful, Remi) because this decision could come back to bite you: take a leaf out of Sir Matt Busby's book of football management - Best to persist rather than resist.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 29, 2015
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