Gareth Bale hasn’t had one of his greatest seasons. When Cristiano Ronaldo was sold to Juventus a year ago, the Welshman was expected to take more responsibility but he has continued to underperform.
Dimitar Berbatov believes the winger should consider returning to the Premier League because he doesn’t get the appreciation he deserves at Real Madrid.
“The transfer rumours are already going and Gareth Bale has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford,” Berbatov wrote in an article via Betfair.
“I like him a lot and for me, he is getting too much criticism which is not fair. He has scored lots of goals, and important goals, too. He is an unbelievable player and if he can’t find that appreciation in Madrid then come back to England where the fans know him and he is used to the football that is played.
“The only question is where to go, who wants to pay the fee and wage, but the big teams are not suffering from money problems so I’m sure a solution could be found!”
Even from his days at Southampton, Bale has been constantly linked with moves to United.
David Moyes made attempts to lure him away from Tottenham Hotspur when he was in charge at Old Trafford, but the Wales international decided to sign for Real Madrid instead.
He went and won four Champions Leagues during his time in Spain, which looks to be coming to an end this summer.
The question is can Bale rediscover his mojo at United?
All of the injuries he’s suffered down the years show him as an injury prone player. At 29, United should probably look elsewhere if they want that sort of player.
Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho. It remains to be seen if United can attract the same type of players without Champions League football.