Cristiano Ronaldo's teammate and Juventus veteran Mario Mandzukic has reportedly cut his £300,000-a-week wage ($386,226) demands to half to complete his move to Manchester United.

As Man Utd boss, Ole Gunner Solskjaer, has been desperate for a striker, there were talks about Mandzukic's move to Old Trafford this January. However, the deal was called off due to his salary demands.

A source from Man Utd has revealed that Mandzukic is now ready to move from Italy to England and has agreed to take around $193,146-a-week to make that happen.

The Croatian striker apparently also had offers from Qatar but he was more than happy to reject them for a Premier League move.

"His reps have been in contact and are willing to change their demands. There will be other bonuses factored into the deal. It looks like one that could get done now. Ole has long been an admirer of him and he is someone we have wanted for a number of years. His experience could prove vital for the younger players in the squad. He is also a proven goalscorer," an Old Trafford source told The Sun.

There was another landmark for Cristiano Ronaldo as he scored for Juventus in their 3-0 defeat of Bayer Leverkusen
Cristiano Ronaldo AFP / Isabella BONOTTO

With 10 points in as many as nine matches, Man Utd have had their worst start in 30 years in Premier League. They are currently placed 14th on the points table while their arch-rivals Liverpool and Manchester City are on the top of the table on first and second spot respectively.

After Man Utd let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave the club in the summer transfer window, they have failed to get their suitable replacements. In addition to this, they have had other problems such as Anthony Martial's injury and Marcus Rashford's poor performances.

Although Rashford scored in their 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday, he is having issues dealing with the tremendous pressure being put on him and which is why the Premier League giants are in need of more attacking options.