Karim Benzema talks playing with 'selfish' Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

The 19-year-old insisted he gets on well with Real team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo

Yet that could never have been had Sir Alex Ferguson got his wish, which was to sign Karim Benzema.

The Frenchman has racked up nearly 200 goals across all competitions for Los Blancos, adding 2 La Liga crowns, 2 Copa Del Reys, 3 Champions Leagues, 3 UEFA Super Cups and a pair of FIFA Club World Cups to his trophy cabinet in the process.

Benzema, at that time, was playing for Lyon and was one of the hottest striker's around coming off the back of two impressive campaigns in Ligue 1 that saw him net 37 times in 72 games. "If you don't have a dog to go hunting but only have a cat, you have to take your cat".

Owen, meanwhile, stayed at Old Trafford for three seasons, scoring 17 times in 52 appearances, before winding down his career at Stoke. "You'll catch less, but you'll catch something all the same", he said.

KARIM BENZEMA HAS complained that his relationship with Jose Mourinho soured after the Portuguese mocked him.

Benzema said it had been the cue for what had been "a good relationship" to begin showing strain. "It felt that he though they were amusing and the truth is that if he was someone that I respected, then in that moment I lost my cool. It hurts. When he wants to meet, we will meet".

I told him what I had to say, it took an hour. "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 global forward, according to the Express.

"Following that there were no further stories about cats, dogs or anything else".

"I had the impression that it made him laugh. And when you speak your mind, it's true that things are always better".

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