Griezmann replies directly to Man United transfer links

Antoine Griezmann delivers the latest update about his future amid links to Manchester United

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Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann Photo: Screengrab

Antoine Griezmann has insisted that he does not regret staying at Atletico Madrid in the summer after he was heavily linked with a transfer to Manchester United.

The Atletico Madrid forward was heavily linked with a possible move to Old Trafford at the start of the summer and even rated his chances of signing for Manchester United as “six out of 10”.

However, the move failed to materialise after Griezmann opted to stay at Atletico after the Spanish club’s transfer ban until January was upheld.

Naturally, there will be plenty of fresh speculation about Griezmann’s future at Atletico Madrid as the January transfer window draws closer.

But the 26-year-old France star insists that he is not thinking about a move away in the new year, and says he doesn’t regret his decision to stay at Atletico.

Griezmann told French TV channel Telefoot: “I do not regret having stayed at Atletico.

“It was my choice, I am happy with my choice, even though I have gone seven games without scoring. I will score again soon.”

When asked if he had discussed a January move, he replied: “No.

“In addition, Diego Costa and Vitolo will come, so we’ll try to keep the team high enough. These two reinforcements will do us good.

“An exit agreement? I did not speak about that with the president.”

Manchester United are currently preparing for their Premier League clash against Brighton on Saturday as they look to build on their victory over Newcastle United last weekend.

The Red Devils are second in the Premier League table and still eight points behind runaway leaders Manchester City after 12 games of the new campaign.

Manchester United host Manchester City at Old Trafford on 10 December.

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