Manchester United will reportedly look to sign both Mario Mandzukic and Erling Braut Haaland over the next two transfer windows.
The Juventus striker has been linked with Man United since the summer and looks destined to move to Old Trafford in January after the two clubs reportedly reached an agreement earlier this season.
Haaland, meanwhile, has emerged as one of the hottest properties in the game due to a tally of 26 goals in all competitions since August.
According to The Athletic, United will look to sign both players as a means of addressing their attack, with Mandzukic joining in January and Haaland moving to Old Trafford in the summer.
#mufc are keen to recruit reinforcements up front both in January and next summer. The club continue to monitor Mario Mandžukić as a short-term solution in January, but Erling Braut Håland is now a long-term objective #mulive [the athletic]
— utdreport (@utdreport) November 15, 2019
United’s hierarchy has received plenty of criticism for failing to replace Romelu Lukaku and loanee Alexis Sanchez – the latter is not expected to return – over the previous summer.
Mandzukic would give a Zlatan-esque injection of maturity into United’s play, while Haaland is a largely unknown but deeply exciting prospect.
Signing two strikers is nice but will mean very little if United fail to back it up with a pair of midfield signings as well. The latter area is arguably even more malnourished.