Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Hope French Connection Will Lure Griezmann

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Hope French Connection Will Lure Griezmann

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ANTOINE Griezmann has hailed United midfielder Paul Pogba as a 'genius' and revealed the pair's friendship intensified during Euro 2016.

Griezmann, 25, is United's prime attacking target in next summer's transfer window and Jose Mourinho is counting on United's French contingent to convince the Atletico Madrid goalscorer to move to Old Trafford next year.

Pogba reunited with his France team-mate on holiday in Miami in July and Griezmann delighted United's fans hours before Pogba's second debut against Southampton last month by tweeting the 'Pogback' hashtag the club had adopted to greet their record signing.

Of the pair's friendship, Griezmann said: "Pogba and I were brought closer by the French press. Criticism after the Romania game made us friends.

"Pogba with the ball is a genius."

Griezmann recently gave United hope of signing him when he confirmed he had rejected an offer from Paris Saint-Germain and had separated from his agent. …

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