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Antoine Griezmann's brother gets Man United fans buzzing with tweet he had to delete

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While plenty of shocking deals took place during last summer, one move that had plenty of speculation but ultimately didn't happen is Antoine Griezmann's protracted move to Manchester United.

The Frenchman seemed desperate to join the Red Devils and even said in a television interview he was "6/10" certain he would make the move to Old Trafford.

However, when Atletico Madrid failed to get their transfer ban overturned, the red half of the Spanish capital refused to sell their prized asset.

Of course, many insiders believed that following the expiry of Atletico's ban in January 2018, Griezmann would inevitably make the move to United either in that window or the following summer.

Romelu Lukaku has since joined Jose Mourinho's men for £75 million and despite starting the season on fire with 11 goals in his first 10 games, the big Belgian has struggled over the last month and has failed to find the net for United.

However, just because United have one big-money striker and Zlatan Ibrahimovic seemingly weeks to months away from returning, their interest in Griezmann is said to remain.

A little-known fact: Antoine's brother Theo is a huge Man United fan and has allegedly lobbied for his brother to make that move for a long time.

Theo's Twitter activity certainly got Man United fans talking on Saturday night and as you can see by the image below, it's easy to see why.

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The fact that Theo not only deleted the post, but his entire Twitter account after posting the image has only further fuelled the rumours of the Griezmanns plans to end up in Manchester.

However, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo insists that will not happen.

He told Marca: "We have made a great effort to keep him [Griezmann] and all of the players.

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"In these moments, the problem that Griezmann has had is that a series of new stories, that always arise, that say that the most important teams in Europe want him did not benefit him.

"Griezmann is and will be an Atletico player. He is an important player, he is at an important club and wants to win things with Atletico."

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