Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Silvestre: Mourinho Simply Must Sign Griezmann

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Silvestre: Mourinho Simply Must Sign Griezmann

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UNITED need Antoine Griezmann to provide a goal threat next season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's cruciate knee ligament injury has robbed the Reds of their 28-goal leading scorer.

His future at Old Trafford was in doubt before the killer blow versus Anderlecht last week.

Now it appears the Swede's stay will be for one season only.

Wayne Rooney also looks set to leave United in the summer.

It leaves young strikers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial as Mourinho's only first-team hitmen.

The pair have hit form of late but the pursuit of Atletico Madrid goalscorer Griezmann, who has netted 60 La Liga goals in 106 appearances for the Spaniards, is paramount according to his fellow Frenchman and former United defender Mikael Silvestre.

"You need a lot of energy now in the modern game. …

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