Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Warns Karim Benzema About Working With Ten Hag at Man United

Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Warns Karim Benzema About Working With Ten Hag at Man United

Fred Kennedy
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Karim Benzema has been linked with a January move to Man United
  • The forward is facing an uncertain future with Saudi side Al-Ittihad
  • Benzema has scored 15 goals in 24 appearances for the Saudi outfit

Al-Nassr superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly warned Karim Benzema about working with Erik ten Hag at Manchester United.

The Red Devils are keen to bolster their attack this January, with their forwards struggling in front of the goal for the better part of the campaign.

Karim Benzema looks on prior to the Saudi Pro League match between Al-Ittihad and Al-Nassr at Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium. Photo by Yasser Bakhsh.
Karim Benzema looks on prior to the Saudi Pro League match between Al-Ittihad and Al-Nassr at Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium. Photo by Yasser Bakhsh.
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According to Manchester Evening News, Benzema is facing an uncertain future at Al-Ittihad just months after he joined after his Real Madrid departure.

The forward's current situation at the Saudi club has sparked speculation he could depart this January, with Old Trafford touted as a possible destination.

United legend Louis Saha recently touted the Frenchman as a possible target for the Red Devils in their continued hunt for a prolific striker.

Ronaldo 'warns' Benzema about ten Hag

However, United could face a challenge in their attempt to sign Benzema after Ronaldo 'warning' his former Real teammate about working with Erik ten Hag, per SPORTbible.

Ronaldo endured a frosty relationship with ten Hag during their time together at Old Trafford, leading to the forward's departure in January 2023.

At the time, the duo differed on a range of issues, with Ronaldo admitting he had no respect for the Dutchman because the tactician did not respect him.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time Benzema has been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Back in 2009, the former France international was the subject of transfer speculation, with United believed to have been keen on his services at the time.

The Ballon d'Or winner has netted 15 goals in 24 appearances for Al Ittihad.

Vini Jr performs the Siuuu after scoring

Vinicius Junior is a Cristiano Ronaldo fan, and the Real Madrid star makes no effort to hide the fact that he idolises the Portuguese forward.

Sports Brief reported that Vini showed his admiration for the Al-Nassr forward when he scored a goal against Barcelona and immediately did the Siuuu celebration.

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