Some Manchester United fans are getting really, really excited about the possibility of signing Antoine Griezmann.
'Where has this excitement come from?' - You may be asking. The Atletico Madrid star hasn’t been linked with a move to Old Trafford and, with the Spanish club having the real possibility of completing a magnificent double this season, a move seems unlikely.
But, thanks to Griezmann’s brother, Theo, United fans think they’re certain to sign the Frenchman.
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Theo took to Twitter to tweet “Glory glory Man United,” on Sunday evening.
The timing of the tweet may have confused some Red Devils with Louis van Gaal’s side beating Aston Villa over 24 hours previously.
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The reaction of United fans was hilarious with some genuinely believing Griezmann was heading to Manchester, while others reacted very sarcastically.
It’s understandable that Red Devils would be a bit excited about the prospect of Griezmann joining their club.
The 25-year-old has scored 29 goals in 45 matches in all competitions this season and is exactly the sort of player that is needed at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal’s side have scored just 40 goals in the league this season, less than Bournemouth and just one more than relegation-threatened Sunderland.
Their two top goalscorers this campaign, Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial, have scored 27 goals between them this season - two less than Griezmann’s tally.
The former Real Sociedad ace scored twice against Barcelona last week to knock the Catalans out of the Champions League and see them progress to the semi-final of the competition.
Atleti do the double?
Diego Simeone’s side will face Bayern Munich in the semi-final as they hope to book their place in the final in Milan on May 28.
Atleti also have a chance of winning La Liga for the second time in three years. It appeared that Barcelona would stroll to the league title but three consecutive defeats against Real Madrid, Real Sociedad and Valencia, coupled with three wins on-the-trot for Atletico has seen the two sides draw level on points with just five matches remaining.
Griezmann and his teammates face fixtures against Athletic Bilbao, Malaga, Rayo Vallecano, Levante and Celta Vigo as they attempt to miraculously win the league.
However, it doesn’t appear the Frenchman will be heading to England - or anywhere else - anytime soon.
In December, he told Canal Football Club, per Sky Sports: "I do not feel the need to play in Ligue 1, nor in the Premier League, or in Serie A."
"I am in Spain, I'm happy. Life here, football, I like it all."
Sorry United fans, but we think you’re getting excited over nothing.
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