Gareth Bale Reveals Why He Rejected The Chance To Join Man Utd

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

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Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has revealed that his desire to win more trophies with Los Blancos was the main reason why he snubbed a summer move to Manchester United.

There is no denying that this concluded summer transfer window has been the third straight year wherein Gareth Bale was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford. Considering his fitness woes and the emergence of Isco and Asensio, everybody expected the Welshman to seal a much-awaited transfer to Manchester United.

In fact, the Red Devils’ manager, Jose Mourinho, also made constant public efforts to try and lure the winger away from the Spanish capital. However, Bale still remains at Bernabeu, much to the agony of the Manchester United fans.

Just like Neymar, who is seeking all the limelight in Paris after escaping from Lionel Messi’s shadows at Barcelona, Bale would have been a star attraction had he moved to Old Trafford this summer. But the former Tottenham winger has claimed that he wants to win more silverware with Real rather than attracting individual stardom.

“Well there’s an argument for that,” he told the Daily Mail when asked whether he could have left Madrid’s Galacticos to become the No.1 man in Manchester. “But I think the main thing, when you look back on your career, is that you look at your trophies. In the end that’s probably the most important thing.”

Real have made a nightmare start to their La Liga defense, as they endured two frustrating draws against Valencia and Levante. Bale was targeted by the Spanish outfit’s fans for wasting three glorious chances to make it 2-1 against Levante on Saturday.

But despite being booed by the Madrid fans, the Wales international has stated that he is not too bothered about the boo-boys, as his aim is to contribute for the team in the best possible manner and bag more trophies under his belt.

“I just want to go out onto the football pitch and enjoy my football. I want to do well for myself but I also want to try to help the team and win trophies. Just try to enjoy myself I think. That’s the main thing,” Bale concluded.

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Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam  

United fan since Edwin Van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka’s penalty to earn a dramatic Euro glory. Firmly believes that Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or until he plays this sport. One time writer for GiveMeSport and Roar. A regular contributor to Sportskeeda and BlameFootball.


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