Mario Mandzukic will join Manchester United from Juventus at the starting of the January transfer window immediately after a ‘verbal agreement’ was reached in between the player’s representatives and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side – according to a report in Italy.

The Red Devils have been on the hunt for forward reinforcements more than the summer time immediately after sanctioning the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter – with Mandzukic 1 of the names tipped to move to Old Trafford. Nevertheless, the Croatian opted to remain in Turin and fight for his spot.

That choice proved to be a error with the Croatian failing to break into the initial-group at all so far this season, becoming left out completely of the club’s 25-man Champions League squad. 

It seemed as if a move to Qatar was then on the cards, but the striker opted against joining Al-Rayyan on a deal worth £7m-per-year, preferring to stay in Europe.

According to Italian publication Tuttosport, as relayed by the ​Mirror, his subsequent location seems just about definitely to be ​United, immediately after the player’s camp reached an agreement with the ​Premier League side to join the struggling Red Devils at the turn of the New Year.

The season has begun dreadfully for Solskjaer’s side, who obtain themselves languishing in 12th spot in the league immediately after accumulating just nine points from their opening eight fixtures. 

1 of the club’s important struggles has been in the striking division, exactly where they have failed to score a lot more than after in a match considering that their opening day hammering of Chelsea at Old Trafford. Even though no spring chicken at 33-years-old, Mandzukic would come in as a short-term repair to these striking issues on a deal that is length has not been specified.

Mario Mandzukic

With present forward solutions Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford failing to lead the line with poise this season, the possible arrival of Mandzukic will offer you Solskjaer a unique method up front – with the physical Croatian hoping to bring some added bite to their at present toothless front line.

United’s subsequent league clash comes immediately after the international break comes to a close, with a crunch encounter with arch-rivals ​Liverpool on the horizon.