Manchester United need to sign a new striker in January, that much is obvious.
The name that is seemingly on everyone’s lips right now is Mario Mandzukic, however, that deal could have already hit a potential snag…
According to The Sun, United ‘will ban’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from signing the 33-year-old striker unless Manduzkic lowers his wage demands.
Apparently, the Old Trafford hierarchy have claimed they will not overpay for anyone during the winter window – particularly on someone who is getting up there in age like Mandzukic.
The Juventus man currently earns £200k-a-week in Turin, making him the sixth-highest earner for the Serie A giant despite being frozen out. However, United aren’t willing to overspend, especially as Solskjaer has preferred to acquire young, preferably British players during his short tenure as Reds boss.
While it makes sense to not change the strategy in the face of adversity. A new striker signing is a necessity in the mid-season window. United need bodies. Don’t remember that with Anthony Martial out injured, the only fit senior striker was Marcus Rashford – and he’s not showing the consistency we need right now.
I don’ think anyone genuinely believes Mandzukic is the perfect fit, but the ball is in his court as United need him more than he needs them…