Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Jose Mourinho to chase these two superstars, even if they would cost the club R3.1 billion.
The retired defender, who now works as a pundit, has insisted his former club has enough money to buy both Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale.
« Manchester United have got the money, I’d go get both, » Ferdinand told Squawka.
« They’re great players but I don’t think they’re comparable to be honest. They’re different players.
« Gareth could play anywhere across the frontline. He’d be effective anywhere – from the right to the left, central.
« Griezmann obviously (would play) as the number nine, but right now might be too early. Ibrahimovic is banging in goals.
« If they became available, United have to be in that. »
Griezmann has long been linked with United, with reports suggesting the £86 million (R1.4 billion) Frenchman is Mourinho’s main target for next season.
The Red Devils also went after Bale a few years back but the Welshman opted to join Real instead.
However, reports suggest that Los Blancos could be tempted to sell the injury-prone forward if they receive an offer worth £100 million (R1.7 billion).