Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has again talked up his friendship with Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
Pogba is believed to be key to United swooping for Griezmann this summer.
He told Telefoot: “I always have good times when I’m with Grizou.
“He’s my brother, we’re always together. When you’re feeling good away from the pitch it’s easier for you on the pitch, and that’s what’s happening with the France team.
“I’m very proud of him. I know what he’s been through. When he arrived at Atletico Madrid the first year, he wasn’t playing all the time, he was on the bench.
“He talked to me, saying he was frustrated, that it was hard as he wasn’t playing. After that he kept working hard, and now he’s one of the three nominees for The Best award. I’m very happy for him, especially to see a French player doing so well.”
SunSport told you how the Old Trafford boss had begun talks to sign the £60million France striker this summer.
But Atletico’s president Enrique Cerezo has said he will fight tooth and nail to keep the 25-year-old in Spain.
He said: “There are many offers. I don’t know what will come of Manchester United’s interest.
“What I can say though is that Griezmann will be an Atlético player for a long time.”