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Poll Reaction: Forget Higuain, Man United fans want Benzema in attack

| 09.06.2015

Gonzalo Higuain is reported to have agreed personal terms with Manchester United but Red Devils fans would rather see someone else at Old Trafford.

With Robin van Persie supposedly on his way to Juventus this summer we asked you to vote for your top choice as his replacement and with 31 per cent the winner was Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.

However, the Los Blancos star’s agent has hinted that the Frenchman is staying put so United fans may have to make do with Napoli’s Higuain after all.

It doesn’t appear that the United masses will be too disheartened though, with 25 per cent of votes coming in for the Argentine.

Completing the top three was PSG’s Uruguayan ace Edinson Cavani. The forward has long been linked with a move away from Ligue 1 but just 18 per cent of you want to see him at Old Trafford.

Narrowly missing out on a top three spot is a player already well known by the Old Trafford crowd.

Javier Hernandez started his Red Devils career with a bang but seemed to be heading for the exit after a loan spell with Madrid.

A permanent switch to the Bernabeu has not materialised though so the Mexican is hoping to play his way into Louis van Gaal’s plans.

Some United supporters will be hoping for a bigger name to replace RVP but with 16 per cent of the votes it is clear Chicarito still holds a place in some fans’ hearts.

Last on the list with just 10 per cent of the votes is the only player with recent Premier League experience Christian Benteke.

The Belgian is hot property after three solid seasons at Aston Villa but while he may be on the move this summer it appears United fans have their sights set a little higher.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.