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Benatia reveals why he rejected Man Utd for Qatar

Benatia reveals why he rejected Man Utd for Qatar

Premier League, Transfer Info
Mehdi Benatia says he has faced criticism over his decision to reject Manchester United to sign for Al Duhail, but the defender says he did so in order to raise his family. In need of a new defender, Manchester United pegged Benatia as one of several targets, but ultimately fell short as the Juventus defender rejected an offer to move to England. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Instead, the 31-year-old central defender opted to move to Qatar to join Al Duhail, and made his debut for the club in a 1-0 defeat to Al Gharafa. Benatia says he understands the criticism of his move away from Europe, but hopes that critics and his national team coaches can understand the reason behind his transfer. "I faced criticism from the Moroccan sports critics after mo...
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