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Manchester United: Three reasons why the Red Devils shouldn't sign Mario Mandžukić 

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:02 IST

Mario Mandzukic has not made a single appearance in the Serie A this season
Mario Mandzukic has not made a single appearance in the Serie A this season

Twelve matchdays have already gone, and the Premier League points table has started to take shape. While Liverpool have taken the top spot with 34 points, surprise packages Leicester City and Chelsea have made the next two spots their own.

The likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have begun their 2019-20 Premier League campaign in a disappointing manner and are nowhere near the top-four spots.

Teams who haven't done well so far due to lack of squad depth would certainly be looking to take advantage of the upcoming January transfer window.There is one team which will be looking to beef up their squad during this odd point of the season. That club is none other than Manchester United.

The Red Devils are currently at the 7th spot and have garnered only 16 points which see them nine points behind the 4th-placed Manchester City. Despite having some long-term injuries, United's defence has done a pretty decent job. Their offensive department has massively failed to impress due to inconsistency and lack of creativity in midfield.

In order to bolster the squad depth, United are believed to go all out for a forward during the upcoming January transfer market. According to a few outlets, Mario Mandzukic could be that winter transfer target for the Old Trafford outfits.

While some United fans are desperate to see the Croatian at their favourite club, some are not seemingly pleased by that rumour. Here we discuss why Manchester United shouldn't sign Mario Mandzukic in winter.


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Juventus v FC Internazionale - 2019 International Champions Cup
Juventus v FC Internazionale - 2019 International Champions Cup

For Maurizio Sarri's Juventus, Mandzukic is yet to make a Serie A appearance this season. As his last start for the club came against K-League All Stars in a pre-season friendly a few months ago, it is quite impossible to gather information about his current form.

In this ongoing season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already suffered a lot due to a number of long-term injuries. These injuries have clearly negatively impacted easily winnable matches. Star players like Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw, who are considered as the two of United's best players, have missed more than a month of football due to their respective injuries.

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Signing a new striker in January is essential, but United should look at Mandzukic's injury history before going for the striker in the winter transfer market. Last season, the Croatian received five different injuries which certainly could be a matter of discussion inside the United's camp.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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