United are now expected to enjoy a productive summer transfer window and Atletico Madrid superstar Griezmann is being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.
United had hoped for that even before the 2-0 Europa League final win over Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday, but the very fact they knew Griezmann would not come without Champions League qualification added an extra level of tension to it all.
"He is a star and all the teams in the world would want him".
"I've said it in the past, after [Real Madrid's] Cristiano Ronaldo and [Barcelona's Lionel] Messi, he is in that group of those that can become their possible successors".
"Just how I do not like others talking about by my players, I'm not going to talk about Antoine either".
United midfielder Juan Mata echoed those sentiments, as he backed his club's bid to sign Griezmann.More news: Klopp reveals Champions League mission statement
"If I have to move, it's not a problem", Griezmann said.
The Manchester United target has told L'Equipe in an interview that he is at a point in his career where he needs to be winning trophies and he might have to leave Atletico in order to do so. "I don't know what will happen but of course I like him".
Former England manager Fabio Capello believes that Manchester United will need to do more than sign Antoine Griezmann if they are to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title. Those close to Atletico are wondering if their team's best player is putting pressure on the board to spend big this summer.
Mata also revealed his admiration for 23-year-old Paulo Dybala ahead of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus.
Belotti, 23, is one of the most sought after attackers in Europe after starring for Torino this season and scoring 28 goals for his club, as well as two for Italy.
"I don't think anybody will pay Griezmann's clause (€100 million)". I am always Colchonero [an Atletico player] My direction will be decided after I have spoken with my sporting advisors'.