Manchester United’s attack has been frighteningly bad to start off the 2019/20 campaign. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already paying for his decision to let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave without an adequate replacement.
Amid these Red Devils’ scoring troubles, it’s no surprise to see United linked with potential attacking signings. The latest story comes from Calciomercato in Italy. They write that the Old Trafford club are in ‘pole position’ to sign the veteran striker, Mario Mandzukic.
The 33-year-old Mandzukic currently plies his trade for Juventus in the Serie A, and the Croat was linked with a United switch over the summer – though obviously that didn’t come to fruition.
Now, after scoring just nine goals in seven league games, United are already reconsidering their position and are looking to bolster the striking options that Solskjaer has at his disposal.
Is Mandzukic the right fit, though? I’m not convinced. He doesn’t really fit the young, preferably British mould that Solskajer is looking to build. Signing players just for the sake of it hardly ever works out and it’d be a mistake to do that in January.
I know it’s tough to resist, particularly with the problems we’re having at the moment – though I’d urge Solskjaer to only sign Mandzukic if he truly believes he’ll make a difference.