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Man Utd fans claim Griezmann is a done deal after Herrera talks him up in Twitter Q&A

Ander Herrera has provoked the excitement of Manchester United fans by talking up Antoine Griezmann is "one of the best" players in the world.

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The Atletico Madrid star is among the final three nominees for FIFA's Best Player award for 2016 alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Griezmann was key in Atletico Madrid reaching the Champions League final, where they lost to Real Madrid, before he helped guide France to the Euro 2016 final only to suffer defeat again to Portugal.

The 25-year-old has been heavily linked to a move to Manchester United in recent months and Herrera hinted during a Twitter Q&A on Friday that he would like to see him become the club's next big-money signing.

The Spain international answered questions from supporters on his Twitter account and when asked for his opinion on Griezmann, he replied: "[He's] one of the best right now with an unbelievable talent and future."

And his praise of the striker has excited many United fans, who have taken the tweet as proof that Griezmann will end up at Old Trafford in the near future.

Griezmann has scored 10 goals in 22 games in all competitions for Atletico this year and is currently contracted to the club until 2021.