Blow for Man United as La Liga star denies rumours

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has ruled out a move to Manchester United, reports.

The Welsh international has been heavily linked with a move to United in recent weeks, with reports suggesting the Red Devils were planning to exchange goalkeeper David de Gea for Bale.

But the 25-year-old has expressed his desire to continue playing for the European champions and claims he is happy at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Prompted whether he’ll join the Red Devils, he replied: “For me, no.

“I did an interview recently and I said I’m happy here, I’ve got several years left on my contract and I’m having a good time. We’re winning trophies and I want to stay here.”

Bale moved to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 with a record-breaking transfer fee of £85.3million, after a successful six-year spell with Tottenham Hotspur.

But it looks like the former Southampton youngster is set to rile some of his ex-Spurs fans after revealing that, as a kid, he used to support Arsenal.

“I used to like Arsenal a lot, but when I moved to Tottenham of course I liked them less,” Bale admitted.

“But I really liked Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira, those kind of players. They were incredible.”

Bale has scored 36 goals in 72 games since his move to Real Madrid from the Lilywhites.