Man United only signed Owen after missing out on Benzema

Man United only signed Owen after missing out on Benzema

Man United only signed Owen after missing out on Benzema

But Owen admits he was fortunate to find himself playing under Ferguson, with the legendary United manager prioritising a move for Karim Benzema ahead of him.

Ronaldo and Benzema have one each and trail Bale despite him being out since the middle of September with Real Madrid already eight points behind Barcelona in the title race.

However, despite averaging a goal every two games during his stint with the European champions, Benzema is regularly subjected to heavy criticism from fans and pundits alike.

The 29-year-old enjoyed arguably his best spell at Madrid under Mourinho, scoring 78 goals in three seasons under him.

"But if you have not got a dog and you have got a cat, you hunt with a cat".

KARIM BENZEMA HAS complained that his relationship with Jose Mourinho soured after the Portuguese mocked him. You'll catch less, but you'll catch something all the same'.

"We had a good relationship but then he started to say some phrases and remarks that were out of place", Marca quotes Benzema as saying.

'It felt that he thought they were amusing and the truth is that if he was someone that I respected, then in that moment I lost my cool'.

"Ferguson told me that I will only sign if he couldn't get Benzema. It hurts. When he wants to meet, we will meet".

"If I can't hunt with a dog, I will hunt with a cat. The relationship between player and coach is a complex one at the best of times, it is no exaggeration to suggest there is no such relationship between Benzema and the former Juventus midfielder", said the France worldwide forward, according to the Express. I may be timid but if you are going to laugh at me then I will react. "When you speak your mind, things are always better".

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