He may still be a Real Madrid player, but that hasn’t stopped some Manchester United fans wishing they had signed Gareth Bale this summer.
The 30-year-old had an indifferent campaign last season for Los Blancos, often getting caught up in controversy amongst his own teammates and fans.
Reports in recent weeks and months had suggested United were keeping a close eye on developments, but a move failed to materialise before the end of the transfer window.
The forward was on international duty with Wales on Friday night, and unsurprisingly, stepped up to deliver the goods once more.
The former Tottenham star’s late winner keeps Ryan Giggs’ side’s EURO 2020 dreams alive, and it saw United fans flood to Twitter to share their thoughts about the man who was previously linked with them.
Many supporters of the Manchester-based side expressed a sense of frustration that they weren’t able to bring him to Old Trafford this summer, and insisted they wouldn’t be struggling in attack if they had signed him.
Some fans however insisted Bale’s Wales teammate Daniel James is already showing he is good enough for the United first-team, and are glad they passed on the Real Madrid star.
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Check out some of the divided reaction of United fans below:
I’ve been saying it. Imagine we had a front 3 of James -Martial – Bale.. we wouldn’t be struggling much in attack tbh. Annoying thing is, we wud have gotten him at a very low price
— abrams (@Abrams_mufc) 7 September 2019
We should have swallowed our own “personal pride” and signed Bale, shouldn’t we? #MUFC
— christian beckett (@chriswizbeckett) 6 September 2019
Better than lingard and rashford
— TOBITOHBAHD (@TOBIMAKANAKI) 6 September 2019
Dan James > Glass bones
— Thomas (@MasonGreenwould) 6 September 2019
Who needs bale when you’ve got Dan James
— DP #FPL (@zombiez981) 6 September 2019
— micheal (@cutedface) 6 September 2019
— Sasha Vickers (@Sachmozi) 6 September 2019
Definitely atleast he can cross a ball and actually has end product which is more than most of our team
— Ron (@RonDown84) 7 September 2019