Jose Mourinho: 'Antoine Griezmann deal out of my hands'

Ross Houston
May 29, 2017

"I have played for two Premier League clubs, Everton and (Manchester) United, and they are the only two Premier League clubs I will play for".

Man United players and boss Jose (extreme right) are jubilant after winning the Europa League final against Ajax on Wednesday.

Manchester United put on huge pressure after the opening whistle on the Dutch side, who nearly gifted their opponents a lead one minute into the game.

Jose Mourinho claims he has no idea if Manchester United will sign Antoine Griezmann in the summer transfer window as executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is taking care of any deals. "I've played for two Premier League clubs and they're the only two Premier League clubs I'll play for", he said while revealing he has a number of options this summer.Asked about Griezmann on Sky F1, Mourinho said: "I don't know - Ed Woodward knows since March who I want, what I want how much I want".


Mourinho said he was looking forward to taking a break from the game after a taxing last few months of the season, capped by playing the Europa League final in the wake of the bomb attack at a concert in Manchester that killed 22 people. Maybe. But we came to do our job and we can't avoid the happiness because when you win you go away happy and proud.

Having seen local rivals Manchester City already get their first piece of business down with the signing of playmaker Bernardo Silva from Monaco, Mourinho is said to have put pressure on Woodward to clinch Keane's signature very soon.

Will goalkeeper David De Gea, possibly United's best player over the past three years, be sold to Real Madrid?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future is unclear as United's injured top scorer is out of contract this summer, when Michael Carrick - awarded a testimonial - also sees his deal at expire.


Fellaini figured in all three of United's 2016-17 trophy triumphs, with the Belgian gracing the Community Shield, EFL Cup final and Europa League final.

United finished 24 points behind champions Chelsea, with a league-high 15 draws.

"I'm really happy with our season, the 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".


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