The Red Devils have endured a miserable start to their new Premier League season and entered the international break in 12th position after picking up just one point from their last three matches.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have struggled going forward particularly as they do not have any credible strikers in their team at the moment. United decided to sanction the sales of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan respectively and thus just have Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and teenager Mason Greenwood as their striking options, all three of whom are injured currently.
United have thus been reported to move for a striker in January and have set their eyes on the easiest option available in the form of Juventus striker Mandzukic and Berbatov believes United need the 33-year-old.
“When you sell two of your main strikers you need to bring in at least one, just in case,” the former United striker told Betfair, as reported by the Mirror.
He continued, “Everybody can see that that Manchester United need a back up, 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. 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 completing his move from Atletico Madrid in 2015, Mandzukic has scored 44 goals in 162 appearances for the Old Lady and helped Juventus to claim the Serie A title in each of his last four seasons in Italy.