Manchester United was close to getting Mandzukic

According to Stan Collymore, Mario Mandzukic could have played for the Red Devils, but has urged the team to make better decisions.

Croatian footballer Mario Mandzukic was close to leaving Juventus for Manchester United.

But according to former Premier League footballer, Stan Collymore, this was a blessing in disguise as the Red Devils can get better players.

“Man United could end up with Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic and this is just sloppy seconds,” he said according to The Express.

“Fans get excited about names but managers get excited about pieces of the jigsaw.”

“If Croatian striker Mandzukic wasn’t offered in a potential swap deal for Romelu Lukaku would he be someone United want? Surely not,” he added.

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“I am not convinced Mandzukic is anything other than a big-name and United should walk away from a potentially big mistake.”

He said: “As we said to the boys before the game, we have found the way we want to play and a way we believe in.”

“You’ve just got to go out and do the same. We took risks but that’s the way here.”

“You have got to go for it. It’s risk and reward and today we were rewarded,” he commented.

“We’ve signed three fantastic boys, three fantastic personalities and we are delighted with them.”

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