According to talkSPORT, Manchester United currently have no plans to pursue a signing of Karim Benzema.
The French striker has been linked with the club as manager Erik ten Hag seeks to strengthen the team’s attacking options.
The struggles of Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hojlund, along with Anthony Martial’s difficulties in finding form and fitness, have led United to explore the possibility of reinforcing their squad through the loan market.
However, the report indicates that United do not view Benzema as a viable option due to concerns about his age and his high wages, which are reported to be £86 million per season.
Benzema made a move to Al-Ittihad in the summer on a free transfer from Real Madrid. He was appointed as the team’s captain due to his status as their primary player and their most expensive acquisition.
Despite scoring fifteen goals in twenty-four appearances for Al-Ittihad this season, reports suggest that the 36-year-old striker is experiencing difficulties settling into his new environment.