The article notes that the Red Devils willingly spending £150 million this summer could only be interpreted as a sign of the club's preparedness to invest heavily in the next two summer transfer windows.
Mandzukic is yet to feature for Juventus this season and is not part of their Champions League squad.
United are said to be looking for a successor to Solksjaer following recent form, as the club have endured their worst start to a league campaign in 30 years.
Van der Sar gained 4 Premier League titles with United and has been linked with the vacant director of soccer function on the membership in latest months. AS suggest this is around €12m (because that is listed by Transfermarkt), yet that's clearly completely unrealistic.
According to the Times, the addition of a centre-forward will be a priority in the new year, with the club failing to replace Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, both leaving the club for Inter Milan during the summer.
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"Everybody can see that Manchester United need a back up, Anthony Martial is injured and there isn't another really strong proven goalscorer. They bought younger, inexperienced players with a certain desire and hunger, and not like the big names they bought the last six, seven years".
"Zlatan Ibrahimovic was 34 when he signed for United and he didn't have any problems".
Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has spoken out over the current unwanted situation at Old Trafford, including the player's activities on social media.
He added: "The winter transfer window is going to be hard and on the pitch Manchester United aren't producing as a team at the moment".
Manchester United are planning to make four signings in the upcoming January transfer window, as they look to keep the faith with under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.