Photo: Antoine Griezmann celebrates with Paul Pogba after France victory

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann has been pictured celebrating with Paul Pogba after France’s 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Monday night.

The Atletico Madrid and France striker is reportedly Jose Mourinho’s number one transfer target for next summer.

He was a lively force throughout Le Bleu’s World Cup qualifier in Amsterdam, but it was ultimately Pogba who decided the affair with a superb long-range goal after 30 minutes.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane posted a photo of himself alongside Pogba and Griezmann after the game.

The bromance between Pogba and Griezmann seemingly grows every day; their connection on the pitch, as demonstrated once again on Monday night, also continues to blossom.

Pogba, who took to the field like a man possessed against Holland, ran riot all evening alongside Blaise Matuidi, constantly rampaging forward, smelling blood and pouncing. His link up play with Griezmann has been more potent in the past, but the pair still managed to demonstrate several moments of breathtaking skill going forward.

I’ll be honest: watching Griezmann last season, hearing murmurs of a potential move to Old Trafford, I wasn’t convinced. The Frenchman, to me, lacked power and composure, thriving off instinct and speed instead. Undoubtedly talented, but the right fit for the notoriously physically imposing Premier League? I wasn’t sure.

However, his performances for Atletico this season, alongside an excellent Euro 2016 campaign, revealed a level of tenacity and fearlessness that would certainly see him flourish in England – especially with Pogba launching balls from deep.

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