Gareth Bale switch could see United get Ronaldo

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According to the Daily Star, Cristiano Ronaldo could still move to Manchester United if Bale is successfully transferred to Madrid.

Under new manager Ancelotti, Ronaldo is playing in a more central position, despite favouring the left-sided role. It is believed that if Bale arrives, it is that position that he would claim for his own, leaving Ronaldo disgruntled.

Given the potential time it could take for any sort of Ronaldo departure, the odds are that he won't move in this transfer window, but Bale's introduction to Los Blancos could stand to make any decision regarding his future tilt towards leaving Spain.

Under former bosses, the 28-year-old former United star was given the freedom to play slightly deeper, facilitating his desire to run at opponents and showcase his flair and power. However, in the role that Ancelotti has cast him, he is further up the pitch, meaning that must rely on the build-up play coming from other individuals.

Madrid are yet to officially announce their purchase of Bale, but it is though a deal around the £86million mark has been agreed for the Welshman.

Having seen speculation about an imminent return to the Premier League rise and fall this summer, Ronaldo's long-term future at Real Madrid may not be as secure as the Spanish giants would like.

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