Man United tipped to hand this shirt number to Antoine Griezmann

Ray Wilkins is tipping Manchester United to hand the number seven shirt to Antoine Griezmann if he joins this summer

jose mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Sky Sports

Ray Wilkins believes that Antoine Griezmann can be Manchester United’s new number seven.

The Atletico Madrid striker has been heavily linked with a summer transfer to Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho begins to think about bolstering his squad ahead of his second season in charge.

The France forward is regarded as one of Europe’s top strikers and his arrival at Old Trafford this summer would be bound to excite Red Devils fans.

It remains to be seen whether a transfer will be completed in the coming months, but former Chelsea coach Wilkins feels that the striker would be a great fit for the Old Trafford outfit.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Thursday morning, Wilkins said: “Oh most certainly [the number seven shirt would suit Griezmann].

“The Cantonas, obviously Bryan Robson was a midfield player, not so much a striker. But certainly the Cantonas, Ronaldo.

“Yes he will fit in it, no problem at all. He would probably enjoy that as well.

“This guy has scored goals wherever he has played and at the top level as well.

“United have always been used to having centre forward with loads of pace.

“He’s one of the smaller strikers about buy my word this guy does know where the goal is and he is an exceptional footballer.

“Anyone that gets him will be pushing for the title next year.”

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Manchester United, who beat Celta Vigo 1-0 on Thursday, are currently preparing for their Premier League trip to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils head into this weekend’s round of games in fifth place in the Premier League table.

Paul Merson
Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Thomas Tuchel
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes admits ‘big worry’ about Man United situation
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Burnley v Leeds United
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher raves about 'outstanding' Liverpool FC star Trent Alexander-Arnold
Paul Merson
Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Thomas Tuchel
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes admits ‘big worry’ about Man United situation
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Burnley v Leeds United
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher raves about 'outstanding' Liverpool FC star Trent Alexander-Arnold
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature