According to Italian media outlet Gianluca Di Marzio, Manchester United are considering a summer move to bring Juventus attacker Mario Mandzukic to Old Trafford, and Red Devils supporters have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
Despite being 6ft 3in tall and having played as a centre-forward for the majority of his career, the 32-year-old has often been used as a left winger for Juve with the large majority of his 43 appearances in all competitions this season coming from there.
The Croatia international netted on 10 occasions – he has 34 in 129 games in total for the Serie A champions according to Transfermarkt – but he is far more than just a target man as he is technically sound and happy to work back defensively for his team out wide – something Jose Mourinho demands.
Man United supporters, who have also urged their club to sign a forward who dominated Chris Smalling on the pitch this year on Twitter, took to social media to give their thoughts on the link, and while one described him as “technically better than Lukaku”, another said he is “10x better than Rashford”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Game for Mandzukic any day. So much better to lump balls to Mandzukic than lumping them to Fellaini.
— y (@TheColdTweet7) May 24, 2018
I would definitely take Mandzukic. Would be a perfect replacement for Fellaini and is a better back up ST than Rashford as he suits Mourinho's play style more. Just hope it won't affect other transfers too if we blow some of the budget on him
— JM (@Rooney10i) May 24, 2018
Mandzukic is not my ideal player,but I’d take him in a second. He can certainly play better than Fellaini https://t.co/oSmbI3w25P
— Sànchez Bangerzz (@luwi_i_am) May 24, 2018
Fellaini over Mandzukic? Are you being for real? Forget about his age the man would be a quality back up striker, big, strong and technically waaay better than Fellaini
— شجو (@Shaju16Khan) May 25, 2018
I’d take Mandzukic as a backup to Rom, José’s style is a target man number 9. Rashford isn’t a target man!
— Raeez (@Raeez_S) May 24, 2018
Mandzukic any day technically better than lukaku also and he knows how to press just the ages a worrying factor
— Genna genna (@IphoneZ10s4) May 24, 2018
Are you crazy? Have you not seen Mandzukic work rate? The man does everything for Juve. The guy tracks back to play defense every possession. Clinical finishing. He literally is the definition of a world class player
— A. Rod (@ARODPT) May 24, 2018
Wouldn’t say no to Mandzukic. 10x the player Rashford is. Would also mean it’s curtains for Fellaini https://t.co/fsy1Y9hk9z
— Jack™ (@HelIoYouCunt) May 25, 2018