Antoine Griezmann sends message to Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on Twitter, disappointed Manchester United fans respond

Danny Drinkwater of Leicester City is tackled by Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Leicester City and Club...

Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann appears to have been making friends with Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.

Antoine Griezmann has sent a message to Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on social media website Twitter, much to the annoyance of Manchester United supporters.

United almost signed Griezmann from Atletico Madrid this summer, but the deal collapsed at the last minute.

Liverpool FC forward Daniel Sturridge reacts during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22 2017, in Hong Kong, Hong...

There is still suggestions that Griezmann will end up at Old Trafford in the near future though, as reported by the Daily Express, and Red Devils fans appear to be keeping a close eye on the French forward.

As a result, Griezmann messaging Liverpool forward Sturridge does not seem to have gone down well.

Griezmann and Sturridge traded shirts following Liverpool’s friendly against Atleti in the Audi Cup last night, and the pair were keen to show off their new possessions on Twitter.

The message from Griezmann was not a popular one though, with plenty of United fans frustrated with the clinical forward for seemingly making friends with the Liverpool man.

Atleti won the friendly against Liverpool on a penalty shoot-out, with Griezmann starting for Diego Simeone’s side.

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