Date: 25th September 2019 at 5:35am
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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is aiming to add some more firepower to his squad in January, according to reports.

The Norwegian boss is under increasing pressure after the Red Devils’ stuttering start to the season which sees them sit on eight points after six matches.

In the last five matches – since an opening day 4-0 win over Chelsea – his side has hit the back of the net just four times in five matches.

And after drawing a blank in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham United, the Independent report that the United chief is eyeing a double swoop for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic.

Dembele has scored 18 times in 66 matches for Barca.

Dembele, 22, has struggled to settle at the Camp Nou since his big £135.5million transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

It’s claimed the Catalan club are willing to sell but that they would want a fee in excess of £100million.

Meanwhile, Mandzukic was thought to be a target in the summer before they decided against making a move.

However, with the sale of Romelu Lukaku leaving Solskjaer with just Marcus Rashford, the currently injured Anthony Martial and 17-year-old Mason Greenwood as his only out-and-out striker, it’s reported they will reignite their interest in the 33-year-old.

Mandzukic played 89 times for his country, scoring 33 goals.

It’s thought that the former Croatia international, who has scored 44 goals in 162 matches for Juventus, would be recruited as a back-up centre-forward.

 
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