Manchester United fans were once again given a ray of hope and excitement after the Red Devils’ longtime target Antoine Griezmann was hanging out on Monday with Paul Pogba.

Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba were given the Monday off by Simeone and Mourinho after their sides grabbed great results in the Madrid Derby and Manchester Derby on the weekend.

Paul Pogba was the man of the match in United’s match having scored two goals in a scintillating second-half comeback from two down at the Etihad against Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Antoine Griezmann answered Cristiano Ronaldo with an equaliser at the Santiago Bernabeu in the 1-1 draw. The two French internationals were all smiles on Monday when they uploaded videos of each other on their Instagram stories. Both of them were singing songs and driving around in Griezmann’s Rolls Royce.

Antoine Griezmann was on the verge of signing for Manchester United last summer but pledged loyalty to Atletico Madrid who were handed a transfer ban by FIFA. However, it looks like this summer, Griezmann will complete a lucrative transfer out of Atletico Madrid in order to taste new pastures and win team trophies.

He has been heavily linked with Barcelona, with rumours circulating that the Frenchman has already agreed on personal terms with the Catalan giants. However, in an interview last month, Griezmann denied having any contact with Barcelona.

Paul Pogba has been dropping massive hints in the last few months regarding Antoine Griezmann’s transfer to Manchester United, most recently in an interview while on duty with France.

In a Canal Plus interview last month while on international duty, Pogba said to Griezmann: ‘If we could have this every day…’ ‘That would be beautiful to play alongside you and win trophies,’ Griezmann replied before quickly backtracking. ‘But be careful! That doesn’t mean I want to go to Manchester United,’ he added.