Manchester United were heavily linked with Mario Mandzukic in the summer transfer window but the Croatian international ended up staying with Juventus.
If reports in the media are anything to go by then the veteran center forward is once again linked with a move away from the Italian champions and Man Utd are in the lime light.
According to Tutto Mercato Web, Man Utd are ready to move to sign the 33-year-old striker, who has not featured for The Old Lady under the management of new boss Maurizio Sarri.
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As per Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), the former Bayern Munich goalscorer regrets turning down the chance to move to the Red Devils. Moreover, as per Tutto Sport, he only rejected United because he did not want to decide his future in a hurry and the 20-time English champions made a late move for him in the summer.
The good thing is that as per recent reports (The Mail), the £11million-rated star has rejected a move to Qatar and he is keen on signing for Man United. Italian journalist, Bucchioni, has also stated that the player wants to move to Old Trafford (Tutto Juve).
Solskjaer has recently confirmed that United are looking to sign a forward after letting Sanchez and Lukaku move to Inter Milan in the summer transfer window.
In the last campaign under Allegri, Mandzukic started 23 games in the Serie A and directly contributed in 16 goals (9 goals and 7 assists). As mentioned above, this season, he has warmed the bench so far because Sarri has preferred the likes of Higuain, Dybala and Ronaldo in his starting XI.
The Croatian international is a decorated player, who has won all the major domestic prizes in Germany and Italy. Not to forget, he won the Champions League with Bayern in 2013 and last year, he was a key member of the national side that reached the final of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
In your view, is Mandzukic still good enough to solve the goal-scoring dilemma at Old Trafford?
Please God no, if they want to sign a short term forward go for premier League experience like Ibrahimovic or Bony. Haaland or Dembele would offer more value and would hopefully be around long term
Mandzukic is worth a try at Man United,he should be signed on a season to season contract. We don’t want another Sanchez situation at the club.
Why? The guy is 33 or 34, can’t get a game with Juventus and I don’t see a queue outside their door to sign him. This is the same short term mentality Jose had. We don’t need short term fix, we need players who can solve the problem now and into the future. Mandzukic would be just like Sanchez, here only for the money
At least let them talk of ibrahmovic who has experience in premier league we don’t need losses again because people are only coming for money in united we need long-term players
Ole should learn how to settle with the best not other options because if he is not careful his reign will be worse than other managers that have managed the club.If fe doesn’t then average players like Longstaff, Rice and others that the club is link with. We need quality players that can settle in and improve the team because right now we have a lot of average players in the team .
In my honest opinion, settling for a 33/34year old CF sounds like a desperate cry for help and I feel Man United will be taken advantage of if they don’t look to resolve this issue with utmost wisdom. Looking at how the EPL has been running in the past 2yrs we can see teams like City, Liverpool who has been playing good football have 2 things in common. 1. Team Overhaul, 2. Good Individual/Young Players. I feel Man United should focus more trying to overhaul this current team, bring in new players that’ll create competition for the starting XI.
You are right about the city and Liverpool squads but they also have one other vital component, no real Galcticos, well not being bought as one. They seem to have real squad unity and spirit, not unsettled by players wanting to leave. Would love to see United back to the days when if you hit one you hit us all attitude.