Manchester United and Real Madrid haven’t had the most amicable relations over the last few seasons. The two clubs have seen a number of transfer moves collapse in between them. The Los Blancos failed to sign De Gea on two different occasions, while the Red Devils missed out on Morata and Bale.
Real Madrid were keen to sign the French wonderkid, however, they needed to offload Gareth Bale in order to accommodate a new incoming recruit.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wanted to sell Gareth Bale to Manchester United, who had earlier shown interest in signing the Welsh attacker. But, to the disappointment of Real Madrid, the Red Devils dropped the pursuit of Bale, which resulted in Los Blancos missing out on Mbappe, reports the Mirror.
Jose Mourinho is said to be a fan of Gareth Bale, however, the Portuguese coach decided not to pursue the former Spurs man. The negotiations between Real and United have always been problematic, with the clubs laying too many demands to each other.
The already tensed relationship between the two European powerhouses is set to deteriorate even further in the light of recent developments. As a result, it is predicted that it won’t be easy for one club to do business with the other in the near future.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.