United will keep Griezmann on radar – Giggs

Manchester United could still make a move for Antoine Griezmann, despite the Frenchman pledging his allegiance to Atletico Madrid.

That’s the view of United legend Ryan Giggs, who believes that Jose Mourinho’s need for fire power will see Griezmann remain on the radar.

United are reported to have cooled their interest in Griezmann, as Mourinho prioritises a new centre-forward after the losing the out-of-contract Zlatan Ibrahimovic to injury.

But although the Frenchman now appears destined to remain in La Liga, Giggs is not convinced that the saga has reached a conclusion.

"I'm not so sure if we've heard the end of that. I think it'll be ebb and flow during the summer, there'll be lots of rumours,” he told Sky Sports News.

"United need goals. All the teams I played in there were goals from everywhere. Sometimes you'd rely on a centre-forward for a season, but more often than not you had midfielders, even defenders, wingers and obviously the forwards all contributing.

"They lack goals. There was too much dependence on Ibrahimovic and obviously, they'll miss him at least for the start of the season.

"They need to bring players in who'll score goals, and one goalscorer who's going to get 20-plus."