Michael Owen: Man United don’t need Antoine Griezmann this summer – here’s why

Michael Owen says Manchester United do not need to sign a striker like Antoine Griezmann just yet

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Former Manchester United star Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen believes that Manchester United do not need to sign Antoine Griezmann – yet.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a bid to bring the France international to Old Trafford in recent months as Jose Mourinho begins to turn his attentions towards bolstering his squad ahead of next season.

Manchester United were one of the Premier League’s biggest spending clubs last summer as they brought in Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Red Devils are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as the summer transfer window draws ever nearer.

However, former striker Owen feels that the emergence of Marcus Rashford at Old Trafford proves that the Red Devils do not need to make a transfer swoop for Griezmann just year.

Speaking on BT Sport on Thursday night, Owen said: “Everyone talks about Antoine Griezmann or whoever the next striker is that they’re going to buy, but this has been perfect this season.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been playing and Rashford has been coming in. Let’s see over the next few months and maybe next season as well.

“If Rashford does really well then it’s the perfect transition. If not, they might have to buy someone.”

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