Berbatov on why Manchester United should sign Mandzukic
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Berbatov on why Manchester United should sign Mandzukic

Manchester United legend Dimitar Berbatov has explained why he thinks his former club should sign Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic. 

Since Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez left United in the summer and signed for Inter Milan, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men have struggled going forward. The club has failed to score more than one goal in a single game since their 4-0 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League opener. And the Red Devils will be keen to reinforce their attack during the January transfer window and they've been linked with Mandzukic. Berbatov believes the 33-year-old is exactly what Manchester United need. 

"When you sell two of your main strikers you need to bring in at least one, just in case," he told Betfair.

"Everybody can see that that Manchester United need a backup, Anthony 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 Mario Mandzukic," he added. 

"I think he is a really good football player and he hasn't played before in England but I hope if he comes he can straight away get into the rhythm of the Premier League."

Since signing for Juventus in 2015 from the Spanish side Atletico Madrid, the Croatian forward has netted 4 goals in 162 appearances. 

United's attack has been affected by injuries to Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

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