Man United: Why They Need To Beat Chelsea & Arsenal For Croatian Ace
Now that Robin van Persie's publicly backed his new BFF David Moyes, he must want to stay at Manchester United, right? No, we're not convinced either.
With that in mind, United are tracking Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic, though they'll have to fend off interest from rivals Chelsea and Arsenal to get him according to the Express.
The Croatian international isn't as gifted as van Persie, but he might suit this team better. His pace and strength make him an ideal target man, a reference point for Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, and Adnan Januzaj (never Ashley Young) to play off. He's scored 18 goals this season for Bayern, but with Roman Lewandowski coming in and Mario Götze being moulded into a Messi-style false nine, he might find opportunities limited next season.
Arsenal need to sign a striker, any striker, and Mandzukic would arguably be an upgrade over Olivier Giroud, while Jose Mourinho hasn't exactly hidden his frustration with his own forward options.
What club should go all out for Mandzukic?