Reported Man United transfer target reveals Red Devils legend is his idol

Antoine Griezmann admits that he is a huge fan of Manchester United legend David Beckham

Manchester United may have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Antoine Griezmann this summer after the Atletico Madrid star revealed that David Beckham is his footballing idol.

The Red Devils are said to be keeping tabs on the France international as Jose Mourinho looks to revamp his squad ahead of next season.

The 25-year-old attacker has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s top talents after scoring 32 goals for Atletico last season.

United are said to be interested in trying to lure Griezmann to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

And the fact that he holds Beckham as his top footballing idol could help the Red Devils push through a deal to bring him to the Premier League.

Griezmann is quoted as saying by Metro: “I am an absolute fan [of Beckham].

“On the field, he had class and off the field, he is always clean, well dressed and has perfect hair.

“I remember him at the London 2012 Olympic Games – he was on a boat and his hair did not move!

“I’m really a fan. I play in long sleeves because he did too. I also took his number 7!”

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United appointed Mourinho as their new manager last month after the club finished fifth in the Premier League table last season.

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