It took a last gasp Vidic tap in to overcome a resolute Sunderland side and therefore speculation has increased about a new striker purchase of incredible potential!
Manchester United are emerging as favourites to land Olympique Lyon ace Karim Benzema.
The People says United are favourites to sign Benzema after Real Madrid ruled out a move for the French striker.
Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to bolster his forward line as his club face a fixture pile-up in the new year.
Ferguson has been tracking the Lyon striker for a long time and was close to signing him before Dimitar Berbatov’s arrival in September.
Benzema, 20, regarded as one of the best young strikers in the world, revealed earlier in the week that it would be his dream to sign for Real Madrid, but is now keeping his options open.
Benzema said: “I like AC Milan and Manchester – I love the English, Italian and Spanish leagues.” (tribalfootball.com)
Well this is interesting! Now, clearly any such move for Benzema could only really occur if Carlos Tevez was not signed permanently from his MSI owners. The French youngster is possibly the most sought after young striker on the planet but the constant speculation hasn’t affected his form at Lyon where he has managed an incredible 13 goals in 20 starts this term. Valued in the region of £35-40m he would not come cheap but if the club did sign him then they would surely have, alongside Barcelona, the most ambitious and talented forward line in the world! Do Man United fans think the club should make this move or stick with what they have?
Brand New Feature. (1-10 scale, One = Pure make believe, Ten = is a transfer all but complete)
Mr Comfort’s Likely-ometer: 4/10