Manchester United have only scored nine goals so far this season, and fans’ patience with their front-line will be wearing thin. Since Romelu Lukaku left for Inter Milan, Marcus Rashford hasn’t been able to adapt to life as United’s main striker, and it’s been clear to see.
He has scored just three goals so far in the Premier League this season, and that tally hasn’t been good enough considering all his team-mates combined have only added six more to his total. United started the first game of the season with a starting 11 that had an average age of 24, the youngest of any of the other 19 Premier League teams on the opening weekend, so perhaps it is experience in front of goal they’re lacking.
Prior to United’s clash with Liverpool, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to Gary Neville for Sky Sports and they discussed possible incomings in January. What he said gave fans the impression that Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic is on his way to Old Trafford. @utdreport on Twitter posted his comments, and some fans leaped into the replies to suggest the Croatian forward is on his way – though some were more positive than others.
Solskjær: “January is a difficult window, anyway. But if there are players available and at the right price, I’m sure we will spend. There might be some experienced players who can come in and help the younger players – that might be worth the money.” #mulive [sky]
— utdreport (@utdreport) 17 October 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
That’s pretty much saying we are going after mandzukic
— AK🔮 (@utd_enthusiast) 17 October 2019
Safe to say this combo can happen in United pic.twitter.com/yohg3XXYjx
— #Reddalot🕷 (@NatyWagaye) 17 October 2019
I read this as the only player coming in is Mandzukic
— Matthew Casey (@Matt_Casey_) 17 October 2019
Anyone except Mandzukic I’m on my knees
— DEVESH (@devilesh03) 17 October 2019
Mandzukic is good, definitely not a big long term player but he’ll have an instant impact on our attack for sure. On my knees for a midfielder tho
— DonSaviourAxelTuanzebe 💉 (@UtdDig) 17 October 2019
— GloryGloryUnited (@GloryGloryUtd1) 17 October 2019
United fans, who do you think your side needs to sign in January to have a shot at finishing in the top four?
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