Video: Antoine Griezmann’s goal for Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann netted his fifteenth goal of the season for Atletico Madrid during a 2-1 defeat at home to Barcelona in the Cope Del Rey.

The Frenchman, with his side 2-0 down, leapt the highest to power home a sensational header past Jasper Cillessen in the 59th minute.

His goal was quickly followed up by reports from France claiming that a deal between Man United and Atletico had been agreed ahead of the summer.

Here is a video of the Frenchman’s bullet header against Luis Enrique’s men.

Watching that and then remembering that United failed to score against Hull City is indeed a difficult experience. Such power and sharpness at No.9 was in short supply during the horror show against Marco Silva’s men, with United once again creating a series of late chances but lacking any form of conviction at the vital moment.

Jose Mourinho will know that, going forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is something of a short term fix nearing the end of his career and that Griezmann, following a groundbreaking 2016, is approaching the zenith of his career. United fans, after an evening of despair, will be glad to hear that such a talent could be making his way to Old Trafford in the very near future.

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