Sports is reporting that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are back in talks to
bring the 33-year-old Croatian to Old Trafford.
Earlier this transfer window, United and Juve had
preliminary talks about Mandzukic heading to Manchester – possibly as part of a
deal that would have seen Lukaku move to The Old Lady. Those talks, of course,
fell apart due to Paulo Dybala. The Argentine forward was also offered to the Red
Devils in exchange for Lukaku, but United ultimately felt that Dybala’s heart wasn’t really in the
move and so they pulled the plug.
Now though, the Manchester club are again sniffing around
World Cup finalist Mario Mandzukic.
What the former Bayern Munich striker would offer United is
a strong presence to spearhead their attack. At 33 years of age, he’s clearly
no spring chicken, but experienced forward options have worked wonders for
Manchester United at times over the years – the examples of Teddy Sheringham,
Henrik Larsson, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic coming to mind.
For United fans, Mandzukic may not be the big-name glamour
signing that they were hoping for, yet he could be a smart bit of a business
should the club be able to bring him to the Theatre of Dreams for a decent price.