Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has named Real Madrid star Gareth Bale as the fastest player he's played against.
As reported by the Red Devils' official website, the Spanish international, who almost joined Bale at the Bernabeu this past summer, claims the Welsh wizard is the quickest opponent that he has faced.
Bale, previously of Tottenham, enjoyed a fine stint at White Hart Lane, before completing a mega-money move to La Liga in 2013.
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During his time in north London, Bale went from strength-to-strength, quickly becoming one of the most feared players in the division. One thing is for sure, United's shot-stopper holds the Real ace in high regard.
When asked who is the fastest player he's played against, De Gea stated: "That’s a tough one, but I think it's Gareth Bale."
Will they play together?
Let's be honest, there may well come a time when the two play for the same team. Ultimately, in recent years, De Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid while the Red Devils have reportedly tracked Bale.
It's certainly not surprising that some of the biggest clubs in world football have been fighting it out for the duo.
De Gea appears to be getting better with every passing game and is now recognised as one of the best goalkeepers in world football. Bale, on the other hand, despite his difficulties in Spain, is one of the most dangerous forward stars in Europe right now. Either side would be lucky to have them both in the same team.
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