Real Madrid hero Christian Karembeu is backing Karim Benzema to be a success under Jose Mourinho. Despite talk of Benzema being sold to Manchester United, Karembeu backed his fellow Frenchman to thrive under Mourinho's management.

"Karim is going to have another chance with Mourinho, a coach who knows French football and is going to find the best in him," said Mourinho.

"It is clear that it will be very competitive with Gonzalo Higuain, who is a great scorer, but he will have time and I think he will succeed. Benzema has talent and can offer more than he has."