Benzema - United are a machine
Karim Benzema has warned his team-mates of Manchester United's attacking firepower.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 20/02/08 4:39pm
Lyon's Karim Benzema has warned his team-mates of Manchester United's attacking firepower, ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League tie.
United, who have scored 50 goals in 26 Premier League fixtures this season, travel to Stade Gerland on Wednesday evening for the first leg of their last 16 fixture.
And Benzema - a reported Red Devils target - believes Lyon will have to be at their defensive best if they are to nullify United's attacking prowess.
"It will be an important match in the club's history," he told L'Equipe.
"With Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney, Manchester United are a machine built to score goals.
"Rooney is a really versatile player. He can score, dribble, come back in the midfield, he can play everywhere.
"I am aware it will be difficult but we are good enough to defeat Manchester United.
"It is up to us to defend well and, above all, think about defence before attack."
Benzema currently tops the Ligue 1 goalscoring charts, and admits he thrives off the pressure of leading from the front.
"I will be under big pressure to perform, but pressure makes me play better. I like that," he concluded.