How Man Utd missed out on signing Chelsea conqueror Karim Benzema by just £7m


If Manchester United had known that Karim Benzema would continue to improve up until his mid-30s, they may have been tempted to shell out the extra £7million to sign him back in 2008. That is how close they came to luring in the striker who has dazzled for Real Madrid ever since, not least against Chelsea during Wednesday night’s Champions League action.