Manchester United should sign Antoine Griezmann, club legend says

Paul Scholes has advised Jose Mourinho to consider signing Antoine Griezmann as a better replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Paul Scholes speaks with Michael Owen on BT Sport

Image shows Paul Scholes speaking with Michael Owen on BT Sport.

The Old Trafford legend says Griezmann, 25, is a perfect fit to replace an aging Zlatan, adding that the former PSG striker is too old to be United’s front man.

In Scholes’ opinion, the young Atletico Madrid striker should be readily available to succeed the 35-year-old Swede.

Notwithstanding his love for Griezmann, the retired English footballer who spent his entire career with Manchester United, says Zlatan has only been useful in guiding young England starlet Marcus Rashford.

Image: Antoine Griezman celebrates after scoring for France during the 2016 European Championships.

Though Zlatan has been Jose Mourinho’s frontman since the start of this season, Scholes thinks his performance hasn’t been very bad, but adds that United needs one more top-class striker up front.

In his words: “Will they bring another centre forward in? Wayne’s obviously there to challenge. Is Martial a centre forward? There’s four already.

“I think Griezmann would be up there, I think he looks great.”

Talking about the former Paris Saint-Germain legend, Scholes continues: “He’s an athlete and a fit lad. I think he’ll be good to have around the place.

“He’ll be good for someone like Rashford to learn from. If at 36 years of age he’s going to be the main striker then I don’t see that.

“When this club has been successful, when I was playing, when Michael [Owen] was playing, we always had three or four brilliant centre forwards.

“If you’re talking about a 36-year-old, as special as he’s been over his career, as special as he is now, I don’t think he should be the main one.”

Griezmann’s signature telephone celebration inspired singer Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, and the player truly speaks with his feet on the pitch.

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