Manchester United urged to sign Mario Mandzukic
The former United star believes the club will land Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho. He goes on to add that the Red Devils can further amplify their strike force by bringing in Mandzukic on a free transfer. (h/t Express)
The 34-year-old has played for some of Europe’s biggest clubs and has won numerous trophies. He left Juventus for Qatari side Al-Duhail at the turn of the year but terminated his contract in July. (h/t Express)
“Maybe you go and get Mario Mandzukic on a free, a different type of centre-forward.”
Hargreaves believes United now have a defence that can compete at the top. It is in attack that the club needs to reinforce to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City. (h/t Express)
He believes adding a 20-goal striker could make the difference before dropping Manzukic’s name. (h/t Express)
“So you could do with a 20-goal goalscorer but I think I’d take Jadon first and then maybe get Mandzukic on a free.”
Although bringing in Mandzukic makes sense financially, at 34 he is past his best. Despite the Croatian’s ability, he is no Henrik Larsson or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ironically United now have two players in their front three who have scored 20 or more goals this season. With potentially three more games to go, Mason Greenwood could yet join that list.
The trio looked exhausted towards the end of the domestic season. Risking such a situation over the course of a whole campaign could prove to be catastrophic.
Odion Ighalo is a dependable if not a spectacular backup. With his loan deal expiring in January, United will do well to bring in another striker.
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While we believe bringing in a striker must be a high priority, we should be looking to the future and not at the past.
Mandzukic to United would have been a good option, only had it occurred five years ago.