One of the few players that even Jose Mourinho couldn't work his black magic on, Antoine Griezmann's teammate Filipe Luis is claiming that the French forward "used" Manchester United in order to get an improved contract.
Despite appearing to be on the verge of signing for United over the summer, Griezmann eventually chose to remain in Madrid, claiming at the time that he did so out of loyalty to a club who were on the verge of serving a two season transfer ban for breaching Fifa rules over signing young players. But it looks like there might be more to the story.
In an interview with El Mundo, Griezmann's teammate and former Chelsea left back Filipe Luis claims Griezmann was actually using United to as leverage.
"He's a kid who speaks very clearly," Luis said.
"Often players talk when they feel they are not being valued as they deserve. Then they get more attention.
"He would have had many offers from many teams. A player of his size wants to be up with the biggest in terms of contract and value. And that is fair as Griezmann is doing great here.
"In the end, for all the talk about other clubs, he always wanted to stay here and he is still here, happy and liking it.
"For sure, he can stay much longer. We hope the fans understand this and everything gets back to normal, although he has been scoring goals, and goals cure everything."
Unless you're a Manchester United fan, Filipe, in which case the wound is open.