Michael Owen names most fouled player in Premier League

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has identified Manchester City’s Jack Grealish as the most fouled player in the Premier League.

Owen said this following Manchester City’s Champions League 4-1 win over Club Brugge on Wednesday night.

The former Liverpool star said that he is a huge fan of Grealish but worries the £100million signing does not suit Pep Guardiola’s side’s play style.

“I am a huge fan of Jack Grealish, full stop. I love him,” Owen told BT Sport.

“I just don’t think he necessarily suits perfectly to Manchester City. I see Grealish as somebody, certainly at Villa, where he would take the ball from deep and be strong and he’s confident and he will run 40/50 yards and earn a free-kick after being tugged back.

“He is the most fouled player in the Premier League by a mile. But I don’t think Man City want free kicks. When Man City get a free kick in the final third, they just put the ball down and start again.

“Grealish takes a touch all the time. He slows it down and commits players. Two or three come around him and he is fantastic, but I don’t think he fits like a glove. He is going to score goals, but he doesn’t fit like a glove.”