Fans’ view: Would Karim Benzema be a good signing for Manchester United?

by Ben Topliss

The rumours that Manchester United are interested in Karim Benzema have got tongues wagging at Old Trafford.

Radamel Falcao has now left Man United and the future of Robin van Persie is said to be far from certain, meaning Louis van Gaal is in the market for a striker.

Of course, Benzema, valued at around £40m, doesn’t get the plaudits he probably should do due to the freak of nature that is Cristiano Ronaldo, but many football purists consider him to currently be one of the best strikers in the world.

We asked our Twitter followers for their thoughts on whether or not Benzema would be a good signing:

With Carlo Ancelotti sacked as manager of Madrid this week, United may look to take advantage of the uncertainty surrounding the club by making a move for Benzema.

Although swap deals are rare in modern football, there is also the possibility that the Frenchman could be used as a sweetener in any deal for David de Gea.

However, it is important to remember that United are the subject of countless rumours once the transfer window opens. Supporters would be wise not to get too excited until the player signs on the dotted line.

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