Are Manchester United considering a bid for Real Madrid's Karim Benzema?

11 May 2013 11:23

Manchester United are considering a £30m bid for Karim Benzema as a replacement for Wayne Rooney.

United will listen to offers up to £25m for Rooney and could use the cash towards a bid for Karim Benzema.

Wayne Rooney, 27, said that a move will be a possibility, however, he could be persuaded to stay at Old Trafford.

Rooney, who said he would be happy to work for new boss David Moyes, who gave the striker his first-team chance as a 16-year-old at Everton. Karim Benzema, 25, has had a successful career scoring 54 goals for Madrid in 122 games and is a regular for his country winning 57 capps for France and 15 scoring goals.

This season: Head to Head stats

Wayne Rooney Karim Benzema

27 28

12 10

10 10

86 59

So, putting yourself in David Moyes’s shoes, what option would you rather take?

1) Sell Rooney and bag in Benzema- cost around £5m depending on Rooney’s sale price.

2) Keep Rooney and forget about Benzema- cost nothing

3) Sell Rooney and buy another striker of your choice

Source: DSG