“There are some amazing numbers being talked about, not all of them realistic,” said Ferguson. “It is very difficult to get value now. In a way we benefited through the sale of Cristiano, although that figure was non-negotiable. But I feel we have a good squad, which meant there was no need for knee-jerk reactions. We asked about Benzema and we had a value for him. Lyon have done well because they got 42million Euros but I think we took a sensible view.”
Whilst clearly United were never going to pay an absolute fortune for the player, obviously Benzema’s preference for Real Madrid had a lot to do with it.
No more signings, what do you think?