Romelu Lukaku has had a decent start to life in Manchester, but it’s fair to say that fans’ expectations are yet to be met. It’s been a while since the Red Devils had a genuinely lethal forward, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney not reaching their peaks since the arrival of Jose Mourinho.
Nonetheless, Lukaku is clearly the future of the club, and so patience is important.
However, that doesn’t mean that Mourinho should stand around and wait. He needs a selection of attackers that can do a job, and so recent links with Mario Mandzukic make sense.
Whilst it remains to be seen whether Mourinho will take them up on that offer, he’s certainly the sort of player that the Portuguese is usually a fan of. Powerful, tall, combative, experienced – he ticks all the boxes.
That’s likely why the Man Utd fans on Twitter appear to be so behind the prospect of a deal.
He seems like a popular man amongst Man Utd fans, with many thinking that he could be a great option beyond Lukaku.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
Some of our fans are never content. More often then not recently the huge name signings have unperformed. Sometimes we need someone who fits rather than an exciting singing capable of individual brilliance. Ie, Fred, Mandzukic. #MUFC
— Aidan Stephenson (@MelvinS7ven) May 25, 2018
I like the thinking behind signing either Arnautović or Mandžukić.
Backup striker and/or winger/Lukaku partner.
The way José plays demand a focal point up front, and physical presence. Alexis, Martial and Rashford doesn’t give us that.#unitedno #mufc #Arnautovic #Mandzukic
— Fredrik Lien (@Lien9) May 25, 2018
— Tommy (@TommysHigh) May 25, 2018
Mandzukic, despite being 32 is excellent in the air, is quite athletic and because of the CF position on offer, imo he won't mind playing backup to Romelu Lukaku…so if it's a pretty cheap deal without involving a player, it'd be excellent for @ManUtd #MUFC #GGMU
— Siddesh K Iyer (@Sid10RedDevil) May 25, 2018
He is the perfect back up striker
— Joey Tabor (@JoeyTabor) May 24, 2018
Agreed… hard worker forward…
— Andreas Santoso T (@andreasstanjung) May 25, 2018
honestly would be a perfect backup to Lukaku. United lacked a target man when Lukaku didn’t play and Rashford or Martial wasn’t good enough
— JDuff (@JDuff36MUFC) May 24, 2018
Drogba was 34 in his best year when he gave the CL to chelsea. Mandzukic is welcome. Perfect back up for Lukaku
— PeacePaixPaz (@PeacePaixPaz201) May 24, 2018
Good backup for lukaku
— D_De_GOAT (@Kevin27Me) May 24, 2018
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