Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has criticised Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for attempting to unsettle Karim Benzema.
Benzema scored a wonderful goal for Lyon in their 1-1 draw with United in last week’s Champions League last 16 encounter at the Stade Gerland.
United are reportedly tracking the 20-year-old striker, amid speculation that they may will make a bid in the summer.
Aulas has hit out at Ferguson, claiming that United’s reported interest was intended to destabilise Benzema in the build-up to the Champions League encounter.
Aulas told the Daily Mirror: “When Lyon, during the season, are interested in a player from another French club, everybody cries ‘scandal’.
“But when, a few days before playing Manchester United, I read here and there that Ferguson is going to make an offer for Benzema, is that not destabilisation?”