Real Madrid star Gareth Bale’s stance on joining Manchester United has been revealed.
The Wales international has been regularly linked with a move to Old Trafford over the years with Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Jose Mourinho all pursuing his signature at one point in time.
Bale has resisted all efforts to join United in the past, however. He signed for Real Madrid in 2013 when Moyes wanted him and snubbed the advances of Mourinho in both 2017 and 2018.
The forward was expected to leave Real during the summer but, ultimately, chose to stay at the Bernabeu.
And while he’s supposedly been interested by a move to United in the past, Bleacher Report claim Bale is willing to wait until the end of the campaign before moving on.
The forward has been a regular under Zinedine Zidane this season despite their issues in the past.
But he’s supposedly unhappy after being left out of their 2-2 Champions League draw with Club Brugges recently.
Bale, it has been claimed, may seek a loan move away from the Spanish capital in January.
But it’s far more likely that he’ll wait until the summer before weighing up his options.
Meanwhile, former United star Dimitar Berbatov believes Bale could be the key to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turning things around at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer is under pressure after overseeing the Red Devils’ nightmare start to the Premier League season.
United sit just two points above the relegation zone after winning just two of their first eight games.
And Berbatov said: “Gareth Bale has apparently said that he wants to leave Real Madrid.
“It reminds me of a soap opera that has been on for so long. What episode are we on now?
“I want to leave, I want to stay, we don’t want you, we want you, we love you, we will play you and s*** like that.
“In the end he is probably going to leave at some point, and I would love to see him back in England at Manchester United or Spurs if they could afford him.
“But it’s not always good to go back to the place where you were before because you aren’t going to be as good as you were before; there is some kind of curse with that.
“Manchester United can benefit from his movement, his speed and he knows the Premier League, so I think that would be a good move if it happens.”