Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hoped to help striker Marcus Rashford with two January signings, according to the Independent.
The Red Devils allowed Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to join Inter Milan in the summer, putting their trust in Rashford, Anthony Martial and 17-year-old Mason Greenwood.
At first, this seemed a shrewd move from Solskjaer, as Martial and Rashford started the season in sparkling form, but injuries to the pair have left United extremely short in attacking positions.
Despite, Greenwood playing very well and scoring two goals in his last two starts, the 17-year-old can not be expected to perform on a regular basis.
The Independent report that the Old Trafford outfit plan on making two January signings to bolster their attack come the new year.
Mario Mandzukic from Juventus and Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele are the two players reportedly on United’s radar to help bring goals to their squad.
Croatia striker Mandzukic is 33-years-old but would bring much-needed experience to the club, whereas Dembele is an exciting young talent, who many feel has not reached his full potential.