Man Utd told why Callum Wilson and Mario Mandzukic would be perfect January signings
Manchester United would benefit from signing both Callum Wilson and Mario Mandzukic in January.
That is according to former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, who thinks the pair would compliment each other perfectly in attack.
The Red Devils have made their worst start to a Premier League season for 30 years and are struggling to score goals at the moment.
A 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Sunday means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have now not won away from home in 10 matches.
And they have failed to score more than one goal in any game since the opening day of the season where they thrashed Chelsea 4-0.
With Marcus Rashford and teenager Mason Greenwood the only recognised strikers at Old Trafford, it has been tough going for United.
Solskjaer insists the club will try and bring in reinforcements in January, with Mandzukic and Wilson now being heavily linked.
England international Wilson has been in fine form for Bournemouth, scoring four goals in his seven Premier League appearances so far this term.
Mandzukic, meanwhile, is yet to feature under Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.
Despite being 33, Hislop still believes the Croatian would be a worthwhile signing for United.
He does not think Wilson would be a long-term replacement for Rashford at United but says that his England team-mate is the type of striker they need right now.
“I think [Wilson and Mandzukic are] interesting prospects in that, one: Manchester United could do with two more strikers given how thin they are in that department,” Hislop told ESPN FC.
“And you’ve got a balance in a Callum Wilson, who has done outstandingly well at Bournemouth, knows the Premier League, but at the same time I don’t think challenges Rashford for that spot in the long term.
“Whereas I think Mandzukic, who can play as an out-and-out striker which we’ve seen in years gone by, particularly at Bayern Munich, and then at Juventus was happy to play that foil for Cristiano Ronaldo as well.
“I like the prospect of both because I still feel that if you see Marcus Rashford as your long term centre-forward, and he can drift out wide to very good affect as well, it makes sense.
“Both of those for the reasons that I’ve just explained.”