Jose Mourinho warned about Man United signing Antoine Griezmann

Michael Owen warns Jose Mourinho that signing Antoine Griezmann could hamper Marcus Rashford at Manchester United

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Former Liverpool star Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen has warned Jose Mourinho that signing Antoine Griezmann in the summer transfer window could have a negative impact on Marcus Rashford at Manchester United.

The French striker has been heavily linked with a possible move to Old Trafford in recent months as Mourinho looks to bolster his squad at Manchester United.

Mourinho is likely to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements in the summer transfer window as he prepares for his second season in charge at Old Trafford.

Rashford has been earning plenty of praise for his strong performances for Manchester United in recent weeks.

And Owen is worried that the signing of a big-name striker such as Griezmann could end up affecting Rashford’s development at Old Trafford in the seasons to come.

Owen told BT Sport: “If you go and buy someone like Antoine Griezmann, then all of a sudden you’re virtually stunting Rashford’s growth.

“Do you go and buy someone for the long-term, or another older player…?”

Manchester United are hoping to qualify for next season’s Champions League by winning the Europa League this season.

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