Manchester United make decision on Real Madrid legend Karim Benzema

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Karim Benzema left Real Madrid in the summer, somewhat out of the blue, to join Al-Ittihad. The Frenchman had arrived in the Spanish capital in 2009 and had established himself as the face of the club following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, even going on to win the Ballon d'Or, something that not many would have expected for the majority of his career.

Benzema's move to Al-Ittihad has clearly not worked out. The Frenchman's individual numbers are decent but the club have not done well. They were expected to make a title challenge but instead find themselves sitting at 7th right now.

Benzema has received quite a bit of criticism lately as well and is being linked with a move away from Al-Ittihad already. One of the clubs who were rumoured to be interested in him are Manchester United.

But as reported by the Mirror, Benzema wants to leave just six months after signing for Al-Ittihad, but Manchester United are not interested in signing the former Real Madrid player. They have ruled out a move for him.

Manchester United make decision on potential move for Real Madrid legend Benzema

Manchester United could certainly do with a proven goalscorer right now. Only three teams have scored fewer goals than them in the Premier League this season till now.

Benzema might no longer be in his prime, but he quite certainly knows his way to the back of the net. Thus, signing him on a short-term loan would not be the worst idea for Manchester United. But it looks like that is not on the cards at the moment.

Benzema has been linked with quite a few other top clubs as well. Now, it remains to be seen if a return to Europe materialises for the Frenchman in January or not.