“It is difficult when he is on Sky Sports, though, and it is everywhere around the training ground at times.
“He was obviously a great player and won a lot, but I don’t know what it is with what he says about me.
“I know my own ability. I know before that he used to say a lot of stuff about me not moving the ball quicker, but when I am playing for a manager like Pep Guardiola, and he is telling me to keep the ball as much as I can and have balls to take it everywhere, that is what I will try and do.
“I am always going to have people talk if I am not playing well. I always watch my games back, and I am very critical of myself. I know there were games especially in the second half of last season where I wasn’t at my best at all.
“I came back fit and had a strong pre-season and got injured in the second game, and that is why I say that from now on I am just going to get my head down and try and get that fitness back, because I know that I am not at 100 per cent yet.
“I think I have only played one 90 minutes this season, but I think I will always have people on the back of me – that means I have to perform.”
Grealish is part of the England squad for the upcoming Nations League games against Italy and Germany.