MANCHESTER UNITED should sign Mario Mandzukic in January to solve their striker crisis, believes legend Dimitar Berbatov.
The Croatian star is ready to quit Juventus after being left in the wilderness following the arrival of a number of forwards.
United are desperate to land an attacker with just Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood up top.
And Berbatov – a Betfair Ambassador – reckons the 33-year-old would be the perfect fit to come in at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils icon believes Mandzukic would pass on his vast experience to the youngsters and make them better.
He said: “When you sell two of your main strikers you need to bring in at least one, just in case.
“Everybody can see that that Manchester United need a back up, Martial is injured and there isn’t another really strong proven goalscorer.
“They have the talent in the young players but at the same time you need someone like Mandzukic.
“I think he is a really good football player and he hasn’t played before in England.
“I hope if he comes he can straight away get into the rhythm of the Premier League.
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic was 34-years-old when he signed for United and he didn’t have any problems.
“Mandzukic is a similar age and hope he could have the same impact if he signs. I think his age is a good thing.
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“Martial, Rashford and Greenwood are all young players so they need that time and assurance that they don’t need to worry.
“They can learn from the experience of Mandzukic.”
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