Man United eyeing move for World Cup striker to help out Romelu Lukaku: report

Manchester United Football Club are weighing up a move for Mario Mandzukic this summer.

That’s what The Express writes, citing reports from Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. Apparently, Jose Mourinho wants to bring in the Juventus man to help out Romelu Lukaku; with the Belgium international having to do it all on his own last term.

There was the hope that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would get himself back fit, but that never really happened and the Swede eventually headed to the MLS. Now Lukaku’s on his own again, with the self-proclaimed Special One planning Mandzukic as a back-up option.

Currently impressing at the World Cup, Mandzukic is built in the perfect mould for a Mourinho team. Tall, physical, great in the air, hard-working and versatile. At times if needed, the Croatia international can play out on the wing or directly through the centre.

I wouldn’t be wholly against the move, but his age has to be considered a major factor in any decision that there is to be made. At 32, I think it’s certainly fair to say that his best years are now behind him, but we all know just how much Mourinho loves to plump for the veteran player rather than a young talent.


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