Lyon ace Benzema ends Man Utd talk

Olympique Lyon striker Karim Benzema has ruled out a move to Champions League opponents Manchester United.

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"I like the Spanish and Italian leagues" he told Don Balon. "The Premier League does not hold too much attraction to me.

"Although they have great teams and I consider that I could play there, the style of game they play does not attract me.

"I love La Liga because they play beautiful football there. As far as football is concerned, Barca are the team I prefer today because they play it on touch.

"I must admit I like Real Madrid as well, even if they are more focused on defending. Barca also give young players the chance to play alongside stars, which helps them improve a lot.

"In Italy football is stronger and more based on tactics and it's more difficult to impose yourself, but I consider it a very good league as well."

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