Paul Parker, a former Manchester United player turned pundit, has issued a warning to his ex-club, advising against repeating the same mistake made with the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford. Parker is cautioning against bringing in former Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema into Erik ten Hag’s side.
Benzema, the former Real Madrid star currently playing for Al-Ittihad, has been consistently mentioned in discussions regarding a potential move to Manchester United. However, Parker views such a move as nothing more than a ‘PR signing.’ According to the pundit, acquiring Benzema could lead to a situation similar to Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford, which ended on a sour note for both the club and the manager.
As Benzema’s future in the Saudi Pro League remains uncertain, rumors have circulated about his potential return to Europe, with Premier League teams being linked to the prolific striker. Paul Parker expressed his concerns about this potential move, emphasizing his cautionary stance on the matter during an interview on SpilXperten.