It seems like every player out there and his mother are being linked to Manchester United and sometimes you’d feel if all these transfer rumours were actually true, where will they all fit in at Old Trafford? Anyway, the newest is that after Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent moved to quell the rumours about an imminent move to Old Trafford, the Red Devils are on to Real Madrid again, this time it’s the former Tottenham man Gareth Bale who joined the Spanish giants in 2013 for about £86m.
The old Trafford outfit in a quest to rejuvenate the squad after a horrible outing last term have spent over £150m to acquire about six players in Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria and also Radamel Falcao who is on loan from PSG, and this expenses appear to have been paying off with the club’s first consecutive wins the season which has seen Manchester United climb to the fourth position on the League table for the first time since the Sir Alex Fergusson era.
Ed Woodward who is Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman gave Louis van Gaal a big financial backing all through the summer which is why the manager has also been pointing to any player of his choosing and only last month, revealed that he would like to see club legend Ronaldo return to Old Trafford next summer. Now that the Ronaldo deal is off the table, he has moved on to 25-year-old, Bale.
Bale who was an integral member of Real Madrid’s Champions League winning side has not been seeing a new lease of life since the arrival of summer signings Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has shown concerns over the fact that Gareth Bale neglects his defensive duties for more attacking opportunities which is very surprising for a player that actually started his career, playing from the right full-back position. Sir Alex Ferguson while in charge of the Old Trafford outfit had signalled interest in the Welshman before his eventual move to Spain and Manchester United had been monitoring him since then.
Manchester United must have realised the logic that keeps the Madrid philosophy going, which is the ability to bring in prolific players and have since offloaded the mediocre member of their squad. Now with the ilk of Luis Nani (loan), Danny Welbeck, Hernandez(loan) and Kagawa gone, and also a couple more exits scheduled for January, the club has continued to monitor class-act players who are still less than 27-years to re-build the team back to its glory days.
So now that it’s certain that Ronaldo isn’t coming back to Manchester, Louis van Gaal could concentrate more to convince Bale to make a switch back to England.