While there were major improvements in the Premier League, with a second place finish last season, the Red Devils finished the campaign trophyless.
Manchester United's nightmarish summer tour has been marked by frequent complaints from Jose Mourinho, lashing out at the club's players, transfer policy, and the pointless nature of their U.S. friendlies.
Twice Benzema has got in front of Eric Bailly, the defender who Mourinho had described as not being a leader last week, but who was handed the captain's armband.
"I am confident I will get one, but I think two I am not going to get which is not a drama", Mourinho told beIN SPORTS.
"As I was saying to the players, some of my players will be in an unbelievable condition", he said.
ZZ heads the list of high- profile bosses available - just like Mourinho did during Dutchman Louis van Gaal's final season at United.
However, Mourinho's complaints about the impact of the World Cup on United's preparations are hardly backed up by evidence.
United announced the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year deal at the beginning of June, but hasn't featured heavily in any of their previous pre-season matches because of his time at the World Cup.
Critics suggest he is caught in a repetitive pattern seen at previous clubs where his reign turned sour in the third season.
However, Mourinho's biggest cause for complaint - that he has not been given the money for the signings he wanted - has won some sympathy, even from the Manchester United board despite reportedly strained relations with Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman.
Following Saturday's 4-1 International Champions Cup defeat to Liverpool in Ann Arbor, Mourinho voiced uncertainty over whether he would be able add to Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant as new summer acquisitions.
The former Chelsea tactician recently signed a two year contract and the Red Devils chiefs are not sure of him seeing out the two years left on his contract.