Man Utd ‘consider Edin Dzeko transfer’ as Mario Mandzukic alternative

Manchester United are reportedly weighing up a shock January move for former Manchester City striker Edin Dezko as an alternative to Mario Mandzukic.

United’s top priority in the January transfer window
is a striker, after the Red Devils let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave in the summer
without signing replacements.

The failure to bring in a new striker over the summer came back to haunt United when both
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were injured earlier in the summer, leaving 22-year-old summer signing Daniel James and teenager Mason Greenwood as the main attacking options.

Out-of-favour Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic has been heavily linked with a January move to solve United’s goalscoring problems, with Ole
Gunnar Solskjaer’s side having scored just 16 times in 12 Premier League games so far this
season.

But interest in the Croatian striker has cooled due
to his lack of involvement at Juve, according to
ESPN .

Since leaving City, Dzeko has scored 93 goals in
194 games for Roma, including 39 in the 2016-17
season.

United’s executive-vice chairman Ed Woodward has been wary of signing players over the age of
30.

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