Is Karim Benzema the man to cure Manchester United’s problems?

There’s no doubt about it, Manchester United are in trouble.

Yesterday’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of Fulham was the fifth defeat the Premier League Champions have suffered already this season, which is already one more than the whole of last season.

Despite what Ryan Giggs says, the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo has certainly had a huge impact on United’s season thus far. They are lacking that killer instinct in the killer third. Their defensive problems have been well documented of late, however the addition of a new frontman this January is a must for me.

Karim Benzema is a name which just won’t go away. The Real Madrid striker was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford during the summer before he became a Galactico early in July. Sir Alex Ferguson has previously admitted that Benzema, 22, was a player whom he admired, however for whatever reasons nothing materialised last summer, with regards a move to United.

The Sunday Express has today reported that the French international is likely to be the subject of a £35 million when the window opens on January 1st. Things haven’t gone fully according to plan for Benzema at the Bernabeu and should a bid of £30 million plus be made by United, I would be surprised if Real turned it down.

I personally would love to see Benzema arrive in the Premier League because he is a player whom I rate very highly indeed. There is no doubting his ability and for me, United would be a far stronger outfit with him in their side. What do you think?

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