Former Manchester United man Paul Scholes has said the Old Trafford club should do what they can to take Gareth Bale back to the Premier League as he could be a ‘great’ for the club.
Bale has come under fire this season from critics in the Spanish press and has been targeted by some Madrid ‘fans’ for what they consider below-par performances. He made the headlines this week when his car was attacked by two hooligans who had waited for him to emerge after the team arrived back in the Spanish capital following the defeat to Barcelona.
Those people have fairly short memories, as only 10 months ago, Bale was scoring crucial goals in the Copa del Rey final and the Champions League final to help the club enjoy one of its most significant years in its entire history.
Scholes, writing in his column in the Independent, said: “Of course, as a fan of my former club I would like to see him there but, looking at it objectively, I always felt that Bale was a natural fit for United as he developed at Tottenham from a left-back into one of the best attacking footballers in the country.
“He would be loved at Old Trafford. In return I believe he could turn Louis van Gaal’s team into serious title contenders next season. In my years at United I witnessed some signings who, over their careers, transformed the fortunes of the team.”
And he added: “Bale would be coming to United in a time of change when the team is looking for leaders. Madrid will always be in a state of upheaval, with new presidents and a fresh intake of players each summer.”