Berbatov reveals why Serie A hitman is ‘perfect fit’ for Man Utd

Dimitar Berbatov has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign Juventus attacker Mario Mandzukic for Manchester United.

Mandzukic looks certain to leave the reigning Serie A champions in January, with reports continually stating that United are the firm favourites to land the 33-year-old.

Solskjaer is in desperate need of reinforcements in attack, having allowed Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to join Inter Milan over the summer, while Anthony Martial has also had a spell on the sidelines.

Former Red Devils hitman Berbatov told Betfair: “They have the talent in the young players but at the same time you need someone like Mandzukic.

“I think he is a really good football player and he hasn’t played before in England, but I hope if he comes he can straight away get into the rhythm of the Premier League.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic was 34 years old when he signed for United and he didn’t have any problems.


“Mandzukic is a similar age and hope he could have the same impact if he signs.

“I think his age is a good thing, (Anthony) Martial, (Marcus) Rashford and (Mason) Greenwood are all young players so they need that time and assurance that they don’t need to worry and they can learn from the experience of Mandzukic.”

Mandzukic is yet to feature for Juventus this season and was also left out of their Champions League squad.

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