Man United told to forget about Mario Mandzukic transfer
Stan Collymore urges Man United to forget about signing Mario Mandzukic this summer
Stan Collymore has urged Manchester United not to press ahead with plans to sign Mario Mandzukic from Juventus this summer.
The Croatian forward has been touted as a target for the Red Devils in recent days as the Red Devils consider adding more firepower to their squad ahead of the new campaign.
The 33-year-old has been spoken about as a potential makeweight in a deal that would see Romelu Lukaku move to Juventus this summer.
Manchester United have made three major signings so far this summer after having tied up deals for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James and Harry Maguire.
However, former Liverpool FC star Collymore feels that the Red Devils should focus their efforts elsewhere if they are looking to bring in some attacking reinforcements before Thursday’s deadline.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Mirror, Collymore said: “Man United could end up with Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic and this is just sloppy seconds.
“Fans get excited about names but managers get excited about pieces of the jigsaw.
“If Croatian striker Mandzukic wasn’t offered in a potential swap deal for Romelu Lukaku would he be someone United want? Surely not.
“I am not convinced Mandzukic is anything other than a big-name and United should walk away from a potential big mistake.”
Mandzukic scored nine goals and made six assists in 25 Serie A games for Juventus last season.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are preparing to kick off their Premier League campaign with a home clash against Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the top-flight table last season and without a major trophy.