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Paul Merson dictates Manchester United are linked with a player who will make them even worse

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Paul Merson has given his verdict on transfer links between Manchester United and Karim Benzema. There have been many clubs including Chelsea and Man United who are speculating a deal for Benzema. Although the Frenchman moved to Saudi Arabia this summer, he is not happy with his life their. Hence, he is looking for a move back to Europe.

Rasmus Højlund is the man United signed to resolve their striker issues. However, the striker has scored just two goals and given one assist in 13 Premier League starts in this campaign. Now, pundit Paul Merson has suggested that a deal for Karim can decelerate the growth of ex-Atalanta man. Therefore making it even worse for Erik Ten Hag. He said,

“It screams like the kind of signing Manchester United would jump at, but they can’t keep doing what they’ve done in recent years. If Benzema joins United, Rasmus Hojlund will play second fiddle and that would obviously hinder his development.

It would kind of become like the Cristiano Ronaldo situation where he came in and scored goals, but Manchester United as a team got worse!”

The view of Merson is somewhat correct. Manchester United should avoid shining player who is now 36 and is playing in the Saudi League from some time. During his tenure with Real Madrid, the striker won the La Liga title four times and the UEFA Champions League on five occasions. However, he is now past of his prime and has been playing in front of handful fans from few months. The Red Devils should look for a young player who can also grow as a player with the club rather than going for him.

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