WHETHER Antoine Griezmann leaves Atletico Madrid for Manchester United is a matter for Ed Woodward, Jose Mourinho has said.
Jose Mourinho says he has “no idea” if Manchester United will sign Antoine Griezmann, but stressed that all the club’s transfer dealings are in the hands of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
The France international took to Twitter on Friday to insist that he had not made any decision to leave Atletico Madrid and that he would hold talks with his representatives on his future plans.
Mourinho stated after United’s 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday that Woodward has known the names of the players the manager wants to sign for the last two months.
And the 54-year-old claimed the market is now out of his hands as he takes a break following a gruelling first season at Old Trafford.
“I have no idea if Antoine Griezmann will come to United. Ask Ed Woodward. He knows since March who I want, what I want and how much I want,” Mourinho told Sky Sports in Monaco, where he will be watching Sunday’s Formula One race.
“Now is for him to work. It’s for him to work because he has holidays in August and in August I’m working.
“I don’t care about football for a month. I’m really happy with our season, the [EFL Cup and Europa League] trophies, to be back in Champions League but now I have a rest, to disconnect completely and enjoy my family and friends and other sports I like.”
Griezmann has long been linked with a potential world-record move to United and admitted this month that he was considering leaving Atletico, with the 26-year-old also reportedly a target for LaLiga champions Real Madrid.