Having sold Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sánchez this summer, there was plenty of surprise that Manchester United didn’t sign a striker this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer only just Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to fill the number nine role, with neither player yet to prove they are the regular goalscorer a club like United need.
Beyond that, there is limited options, with the club hoping the likes of 17-year-old Mason Greenwood can step up and make an impact.
It seems the club are already planning to resolve the issue in the January transfer window, though, with another move for Mario Mandzukic on the cards.
United were linked heavily with the Croatian striker during the summer transfer window, but he elected to turn down a move to Old Trafford in favour of fighting for a place at Juventus.
He’s not been given that chance by Maurizio Sarri, though, with him yet to make an appearance under the former Chelsea boss.
And according to journalist Enzo Bucchioni, that’s set him up for a January move to England, with Manchester United having been in contact about a move once more.
“Mandzukic, on the other hand, does not seem to be planning to go to Qatar,” he told Tutto Juve.
“He prefers to stay on the sidelines, not play until January and then move on to Manchester.
“They’ve contacted him to replace the injured Rashford and make up for the sale of Lukaku and Sánchez. Three months in the pits to restart.”