United are back in business under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but his impact has only papered over the cracks.
Since the Norwegian’s arrival, the Red Devils are back in the fight for a Champions League spot and beat Paris St-Germain in Europe to set up a tie with Barcelona.
But the Old Trafford chiefs want more – and are prepared to hand whoever is in charge this summer a mighty warchest.
Solskjaer is the frontrunner to land the full-time position and he is likely to request more fluidity up front – with one big name in mind.
According to Sport, Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann is already regretting his decision to stay at the club last season.
The Frenchman appeared in his own documentary revealing he would not leave the Wanda Metropolitano with Barcelona heavily linked.
Griezmann penned a new contract with the club making him the highest-paid player in Atletico’s history.
But nine months on and the World Cup winner is unhappy, with a number of top European clubs already circling yet again.
Barcelona and United are long-term admirers, while Bayern Munich have also entered the race as they look to rejuvenate their squad.
But Sport have revealed that the Red Devils are the frontrunners for the 27-year-old, who has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season.
Meanwhile, Griezmann’s sister Maud has revealed that there has been no contact with her sibling over a transfer.
“That’s right, Antoine is disappointed by this elimination, since one of his objectives while staying at Atletico was to win the [Champions League] in his stadium,” Griezmann’s sister said.
“But he is the same as his teammates, coach, officials and fans.
“It’s tiring to read new things every day about what my brother thinks and about whoever says they know what he’s thinking.
“The only people who have been managing my brother’s interests for two years are myself, my father, Alain, and our lawyer, Sevan Karian.
“If there is a club we are in contact with right now, it’s Atletico Madrid and no other.”