Replacing Rashford, United offer ‘crazy salary’ to Ballon d’Or holder

According to a source, Manchester United have made a “crazy pay” offer to superstar Karim Benzema of Real Madrid in the hopes of luring him to a contract with them.

After scoring 44 goals for Real Madrid in 46 games, Benzema was named the winner of the Ballon d’Or in October. His performance earned him the title. During that time period, Los Blancos were victorious in the Champions League, another La Liga title, as well as both the Spanish and European Super Cups.

The 34-year-old player became the oldest winner of the award since Stanley Matthews won its first edition in 1956, and he also became the first Frenchman to win the Balon d’Or since Zinedine Zidane in 1998. Stanley Matthews was the winner of the award when it was originally presented in 1956.

However, since that time, the France international has only played for Real Madrid for a total of less than 30 minutes because to an injury, and he also was unable to participate in the World Cup that was held in Qatar.

Since Benzema’s current deal is set to expire this summer, there has been much talk about the possibility of the striker signing with a new team.

According to rumors, Benzema has been courted by both United and Paris Saint-Germain.

Only Marcus Rashford and an injury-prone Anthony Martial remain on Ten Hag’s team after Cristiano Ronaldo’s acrimonious departure from the team. The team is therefore in urgent need of oƭƭensive additions.

After it was said that Los Blancos merely offered Benzema a new one-year contract extension, a Spanish publication called Nacional now speculates that Benzema might be on his way to United for free.

The source claims that talks between Benzema’s representatives and Florentino Perez, president of Real, have “paralyzed” and that the La Liga giants “seriously rιsk” losing their talisman player.

After Ronaldo departed the team and the club saved between £15 million and £30 million as a result of Ronaldo’s departure, United allegedly gave Benzema “a preposterous wage” (as per The Athletic).

The terms would apparently be “much more” than what Benzema received at Madrid, and United reportedly assured the French star that if he joined the team, he would be a “undisputed starter.”

The fact that Benzema’s former Real Madrid teammates Casemiro and Raphael Varane are now playing for Manchester United means that any potential future deal for him could be sweetened by their presence.

Jadon Sancho receives an update from Manchester United

Erik ten Hag claims that Jadon Sancho was not physically ready for the Manchester United training camp in Spain and might not participate in the League Cup game against Burnley the following week.

Sancho hasn’t played since the October 22 Premier League encounter against Chelsea that ended in a 1-1 draw. Due to illness, he missed United’s four games in November.

The 23-year-old has stopped using social media and has started working out in the Netherlands with Dutch professionals on Ten Hag’s recommendation.

However, given that he is not likely to return to United’s Carrington training complex this week, Ten Hag questioned Sancho’s prospects of playing right away. United has not specified a time estimate for Sancho’s return to team practice.

He’s not fit enough to be here, Ten Hag told the British media in Jerez. “First, he missed United’s last two games. He was put on an individual program because his physical condition wasn’t optimum. We want him to complete the course, and we anticipate seeing him shortly.

Jadon Sancho, according to Erik ten Hag, was not physically prepared for Manchester United’s training camp in Spain and may not play in the League Cup match against Burnley next week.

Sancho hasn’t featured since the 1-1 Premier League match with Chelsea on October 22. He missed United’s four games in November due to illness.

The 23-year-old has taken a break from social media and has been working out in the Netherlands with Dutch experts that Ten Hag has advised.

Ten Hag, though, questioned Sancho’s chances of starting right away given that he is not anticipated to return to United’s Carrington training facility this week. Sancho’s return to team practice has not been given a time frame by United.

Ten Hag told British media in Jerez that “He’s not fit enough to be here.” “First, he was absent from United’s final games. He wasn’t in the ideal physical condition, so he was put on an individual program. We want him to finish the program, and we hope to see him again soon.

We want to get him back as soon as possible, but I can’t say when that will be because he isn’t here. I’ve spoken with Jadon a lot. No, I doubt he’ll be back the next week.

There are a few times when fitness and emotions come into play. Our objective is to have him back as soon as possible. He is currently through a physical program.

Senior United officials assert that Sancho has not been exiled, and club executives have praised Ten Hag’s diplomacy in addressing Sancho’s situation.

To figure out the best strategy for Sancho to return to his top fitness and regain his confidence, Ten Hag and the winger had multiple meetings. Sancho’s training program is thought to as a “reset” away from the training group.

Sancho scored three goals in United’s first seven games of the season, but after Gareth Southgate, the manager of England, decided not to start him against Italy and Germany in the Nations League in September, Sancho’s performance suffered.

Manchester City defeated United 6-3 in their opening match after the break, and Paul Scholes blasted Sancho for failing to shield left-back Tyrell Malacia from Phil Foden.

Sancho was the standout performer on United’s preseason tour of Thailand and Australia, but Ten Hag’s play slipped in October.

He was good in preseason, but he also had some strong performances in the league openers against Liverpool, Leicester, and Arsenal, according to Ten Hag. “As sometimes happens, when we suffered a level drop, you are unable to identify the cause of the shift.

“We’re aiming to bring him back there after doing some research on the subject. It incorporates both mental and physical components.

“Typically, the form changes gradually. He performed brilliantly during the tour and at the start of the league, but after the break, his performance dipped.

“First, you see it, but the numbers also show that; he had goals and assists in the start of the season, along with his crucial moments and key actions, and it eventually dropped.

“I think there’s a lot of competitiveness in England. When I glance at the frontline, I can tell the management has a number of possibilities. Because the oƭƭensive line is so talented and there is so much rivalry at the moment, he finds it difficult to start every game, even at the World Cup.

If you don’t show it week after week, you run the rιsk of getting thrown off the team, which is what happened.

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