Under David Moyes, Manchester United were said to be close to signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid in what would have become a British record signing but instead, they ended up getting Di Maria. However, rumours linking the Red devils to the signing of the Welshman hasn’t gone away.
Earlier this summer, United were said to eb negotiation for the player again but that all died down and nothing have been heard on that front. However, according to BeIN Sports Richard Keys, Manchester United fans can still hope of signing the former Tottenham star in United colours this season.]
According to the TV celebrity, David Moyes was close to signing the player for United and although the deal did not happy, United have still not given up hope of signing him. This much Richard Keys said on twitter. See tweet below;
@mattalton84 Still Bale, yes. Moyes thought he’d got him. Had a chopper ready to leave Carrington to do the deal. Utd still hopeful.
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) August 21, 2015
This assertion by Richard Keys tallies with Louis Van Gaal’s statement few weeks ago that Manchester United are in the market for a creative truly world class player.
‘We only have a better balance of the team,’ reflected Van Gaal. ‘It’s not my Manchester United yet.
‘Why? Because we have to look for more balance in the team and for more creativity. For example, Chelsea have Eden Hazard, Willian and Oscar. There is a lot of creativity there. Manchester City have Sergio Aguero, it’s the same type.
‘Barcelona has Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. We have to look also for that kind of player.
‘We look for more creativity and when it is possible to buy for a reasonable price players from that level we shall do that.
‘You can expect things from Ashley Young. He had a fantastic season. But he is not a Neymar and we have to compete with that kind of class.’