Manchester United: Griezmann move latest; Mourinho could be charged; new deal for 'keeper
A move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann could happen sooner rather than later if reports in the Manchester Evening News are correct as they state that the Mirror claim the club have begun talks with the Frenchman with an eye on him replacing Wayne Rooney in the summer as Jose Mourinho seeks to add creativity to his team.
Griezmann is close friends with midfielder Paul Pogba and has long been linked with a move away from the Vicente Calderon, but United may finally be the club to tempt him away from the Spanish capital as Mourinho plans to make him the focal point of his new look attack alongside Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with a big money signing possible in the summer.
Jose Mourinho could be charged by the FA once again after again getting in trouble over comments regarding a referee. The Guardian report that the FA have asked the United manager for his comments regarding Anthony Taylor’s selection as referee for tonight’s clash with Liverpool at Anfield, after he said:
“I think Mr Taylor is a very good referee but because such pressure is being put on him I think it will be difficult for him to have a very good performance at Anfield. I don’t really want to say too much more on the matter. I have my view but I have learned a lesson, if you want to call it that, by being punished so many times for my words about referees.”
Taylor was born just six miles from Old Trafford and some have questioned whether or not he should be allowed to referee the clash, with some Liverpool fans believing he may be biased, and even Mourinho’s most diplomatic approach seems to have cause controversy.
According to the Manchester Evening News, third choice goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has signed a new deal at the club to keep him at Old Trafford until 2018 after speculation had linked him with a move away in search of first team football. Johnstone, now 23-years-old, has been at the Red Devils since the age of just 10.
First team football seems unlikely any time soon for Johnstone, but he will remain around the fringes of the first team as he continues to learn from David De Gea and Sergio Romero with a move away seemingly likely in the years ahead.
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