Manchester United have tracked Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo for two years

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Manchester United have been willing to sign the Real Madrid duo of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo for the past two years, according to Paul Hayward. 

The Chief sports writer at the Telegraph claims there's already friction between Ronaldo and Real boss Rafa Benitez, who replaced Carlo Ancelotti earlier this summer.

It appears, then, that Manchester United officials could be on alert, as they go about securing the services of one of the world's leading stars before the close of the transfer window. 

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Ronaldo, of course, left Old Trafford in the summer of 2009 for a then world record fee of £80 million, but Red Devils fans still hold hope of their hero returning to Manchester before the end of his career. 

Bale, on the other hand, has endured a tricky spell in Spain over the course of the last year, and would also make a remarkable coup for the Red Devils. 

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The next level 

Let's be honest, it's going to prove extremely difficult for United to land either of the Real stars anytime soon, but you can hardly blame them for trying.

United with Ronaldo or Bale really would be taken to the next level, as they go in search of rediscovering success on both the domestic and European scene. 

Even if they fail to sign either player, the signs are extremely promising for Manchester United fans, who may well see some of the world's biggest names join their club over the coming years.

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