It’s obvious that United need more firepower at the final third of the pitch and they are hugely linked with two strikers — Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele.
With reports from Old Trafford, the Red Devils are closer to reaching an agreement with Juventus for the Croatian star as they have reportedly sealed a £10m deal with the Turin outfits.
But is the 33-year-old the best solution to United’s goalscoring problem? Here is our answer to the question and why we believe Solskjaer shouldn’t make Mandzukic his prime target.
1. He’s Not Getting Younger
Judging by his age, the 33-year-old is far from being a long-term project at Old Trafford. Hence, he shouldn’t be the main target for the club. He might find it difficult to succeed at Old Trafford due to the physical nature of the League.
2. His Current Inactive Role At Juventus
Mandzukic hasn’t played a single match for both club and country this season, he will need some time to hit the ground running at Old Trafford.
What United currently need is a player who will make an impact as soon as he’s signed into the club if they must save their season.
3. Huge Salary Demand
If the report from Italy is something to lean on, the player will become United’s fourth highest paid player as he wants £200k as weekly wages. This appears too much for a 33-year-old player who appears to have past his prime.