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Manchester United: Do they need Gareth Bale?

Bale attracts United interest (©GettyImages)
Bale attracts United interest (©GettyImages).

Manchester United have launched a £60million bid for Tottenham star Gareth Bale, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Red Devils have had a long-standing interest in Bale, and now Moyes is looking to make him his first big money signing as Manchester United’s manager.

But he will have to deal with a number of obstacles if he wants the deal to go through.

Daniel Levy, Tottenham’s chairman, is unwilling to sell Bale to any club irrespective of the stature of the bid, and has repeatedly stated that Bale is not for sale.

Also, Bale shares a good relationship with current Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas and seems to be happy at Tottenham.

But is Bale really needed at Old Trafford?

I accept that Manchester United’s wingers were out of form last season, with Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Luis Nani all disappointing. But Moyes hasn’t offloaded any of them and reports suggest that Nani has been offered a new contract.

United have also signed Wilfried Zaha, and academy prospect Adnan Januzaj impressed in the pre-season game against Singha All-Stars. 

Danny Welbeck and Shinji Kagawa were also played out wide for large parts of last season.

This means that United already have a total of seven wingers vying for two places in the first team.

Bale would certainly better whichever team he joins, but if United decide to sign him then they first need to make room for him. 

Bale would step straight into the first team, and it would not be fair to have seven other wingers, who have proved themselves at some point of their career, to be challenging for a single spot in Moyes’ starting line-up.

That being said, Bale is certainly one of the best players in the world, and would be a great acquisition for Manchester United.

Who do you think Moyes should sell in order to make room for Bale? Have your say below.


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Premier League
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Tottenham Hotspur
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Gareth Bale

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