Blow for Man Utd as striking target to reject Solskjaer for Qatar move

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Man Utd have been dealt a huge blow in their bid to bolster their attacking options after a report emerged suggesting Juventus frontman Mario Mandzukic is set to snub a move to Old Trafford in favour of a money-spinning switch to Qatar.

The Red Devils have been gun-shy in front of goal this season, notching just 13 times from their 10 league encounters thus far.

The departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez (both to Inter Milan) and untimely injuries to Anthony Martial have left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with few options to choose from in the goalscoring department at times this season.

That issue has lead to the Manchester club being linked with a host of striking talent – including most recently a 19-year-old phenom – but one name who has featured consistently is that of Croatian Mario Mandzukic.

The 33-year-old appears to be on his way out of Turin after falling out of favour under new boss Maurizio Sarri, with his exclusion from their Champions League squad the clearest indicator that he has become surplus to requirements.

However, a report from Serie A specialists SempreMilan (via FootballItalia) suggests that ‘both AC Milan and Man United are set to be disappointed as Mandzukic is closing in on a move to Qatar.’



The article states that ‘Al Duhail SC are the club in question’, with the current Qatar top tier table-toppers ‘ready to offer the Croatia international a salary of €7.5m, with Juventus also apparently contributing towards his wages.’

Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the names of two rising stars who are likely to feature heavily in their crunch clash with Chelsea in the EFL Cup fourth round on Wednesday night.