The one Group E player Manchester United should sign after the World Cup

Antoine Griezmann

The World Cup group stage is over, and many players have caught the eye with their impressive displays ahead of the transfer window.

Group E went pretty much as predicted, with France running out as group winners following a couple of convincing displays, whilst Switzerland claimed the second qualifcation spot ahead of South Americans Ecuador. Again, to nobody's surprise, Honduras ended up bottom of the group, scoring just one goal in three games.

There were plenty of impressive performances in Group E, and whilst it was France and Switzerland who went through, nobody caught the headlines more than Ecuador striker Enner Valencia, who hit three goals in three games to really put himself in the spotlight. Yet with bigger ambitions than signing the Pachuca front man, Manchester United should be looking to land one of Europe's rising stars who played in Group E.

New Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal must look to add some pace to his side, particularly down the flanks, with Nani, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia flattering to deceive for far too long. The importance of Arjen Robben in van Gaal's Netherlands side at this World Cup has shown how United must add some more pace to their attack after struggling to get in behind defences last season.

One of the players who should be on their radar is Frenchman Antoine Griezmann, who enjoyed a superb season for Real Sociedad. The 23-year-old hit 16 goals for the La Liga side, earning a call-up to Didier Deschamps' France squad ahead of the World Cup.

He was left on the bench against Switzerland, but flashed his ability in two starts against Ecuador and Honduras. A reported £25m price tag has been placed on Griezmann's head, but with his pace, direct running and goalscoring ability, he would make the perfect addition to the United attack.

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