Antoine Griezmann and Romelu Lukaku are two of the most prolific names in the current football circuit. Both the players had an outstanding season and as expected, have been linked with a number of clubs including Manchester United. The English outfit once again missed out on a top-four spot but still have an outside chance to qualify for the Champions League next season if they defeat Ajax in the Europa League final on the 24th of May. However, regardless of the results, a bid is imminent as they will be pretty aggressive in the next season, in a bid to launch a run for their 21st League title.
Griezmann had another productive season with Atletico Madrid as he scored on a staggering 26th occasion to fire Atleti to the third spot in the La Liga in the last game of the season. His goal scoring finesse has made him a household name across the world and the Frenchman has been the main threat for the Spanish side.
On the other side, Lukaku has scored the same amount of goals as Griezmann and has been another in-demand player in the transfer market. Griezmann’s move is slightly tricky but Lukaku could be the first player to leave the Goodison Park.
Griezmann’s addition to the United side will leave Mourinho with a number of variable options. The French international was an out an out winger when he started but his goal scoring prowess forced him to a more central role. Mourinho could deploy him on the wings where he could combine with Marcus Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The other option is to use him in a no. 10 role. We have seen Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all filling in on this position. Pogba lately has been the first choice in that hole but he is more suitable deeper in the midfield as he loves to utilise the width of the pitch, which is not possible from an advanced position. The Frenchman could jump into that role and his delayed runs into the box will give the opposition a horrific time.
Lukaku is best suited for a team when he has an alternate forward alongside him who can latch on to the long ball. But Mourinho loves to play with a single forward and in his system, Griezman will be a perfect player. Also The French forward is a tireless runner as he sometimes tracks back effectively to help the defence which Lukaku doesn’t do very often. So overall Griezmann looks to be the player Manchester United need in this crisis situation.