Man Utd boss Mourinho doesn’t want ‘glass’ Bale at Old Trafford

      

Man Utd boss Mourinho doesn’t want ‘glass’ Bale at Old Trafford

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Jose Mourinho has reportedly clashed with the Manchester United board over the potential move of Gareth Bale to Old Trafford, according to Diario Gol. 

It is understood that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has grown frustrated by Bale’s injury record and has offered him to the Red Devils in bid to make space for rising star Marco Asensio.  

But reports now suggest that Mourinho does not want the 28-year-old as he deems him injury prone, despite the Manchester United board being keen on bringing in the Welshman. 

Bale, who is contracted to Real Madrid until 2022, is believed to have expressed desire to stay and fight for his place at Real Madrid, but reports in Diario Gol suggested earlier that he has told Madrid that he would be interested in playing under Mourinho should they not need him.

Despite having scored 70 goals in 159 appearances since moving to Madrid from London in 2013, Bale has struggled to get more playing time under Zinedine Zidane after coming back from an ankle injury in February.

Should Mourinho succeed in blocking this move, Perez could look to use Bale in a player-plus-cash exchange for Tottenham Hotspurs’ Harry Kane.

Manchester United are already in the midst of an injury crisis with no less than eight players sidelined due to injuries as they prepare to face title-rivals Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow.

 

 

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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 23 50 62
2 Manchester United FC 23 32 50
3 Liverpool FC 23 26 47
4 Chelsea FC 23 25 47
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 25 44
6 Arsenal FC 23 11 39
7 Burnley FC 23 -1 34
8 Leicester City FC 23 2 31
9 Everton FC 23 -13 27
10 Watford FC 23 -9 26
11 West Ham United FC 23 -12 25
12 Crystal Palace FC 23 -12 25
13 AFC Bournemouth 23 -11 24
14 Huddersfield Town 23 -20 24
15 Newcastle United FC 23 -10 23
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 23 -12 23
17 Southampton FC 23 -11 21
18 Stoke City FC 23 -27 20
19 West Bromwich Albion FC 23 -12 19
20 Swansea City FC 23 -21 17