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‘Wow, 5 Years Too Late’ ‘Wouldn’t Be Against This’ ‘Is He The Future?’ Fans On Twitter React As United Revive Pursuit Of Serie A Striker

Manchester United will look to sign Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic in the January transfer window, according to the Athletic (paywall).

The Croatian international was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer, but a deal never materialised. There has been a mixed reaction on Twitter as to whether a bid for a 33-year-old is a good idea:

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already stated that the club will be in the market for a striker in January, but he hinted that they would only sign a player with the future in mind:

“We’re looking for some creativity and goals, but they (potential signings) have to be the right one. There were strikers available but not the ones we wanted. We couldn’t get the one we wanted (in the summer).”

“There’s no point getting players in that you are not 100% sure about either. When you get players in, you need the right ones that are going to stay here for a long period of time and that’s the long-term thinking we have to show.”

Mandzukic would be the polar opposite of that approach. However, the Croatian is likely to be available after failing to make an impact under manager Maurizio Sarri so far this season.

The forward has only made the bench three times and has not played a single minute for Juve this campaign in any competition.