After constantly being linked with a move to Manchester United, Gareth Bale is just focusing on getting back to full fitness as a Real Madrid player. He has also been backed by his manager, as Zinedine Zidane has stated this week that the Welshman is still important to the team.
Recent months have been extremely frustrating for both Bale and the club, as he has been hampered with injury for quite a while now, which has forced him down the pecking order even when he is fit to play. He has missed 40 of Real Madrid’s last 60 games in La Liga and has not featured since late September after picking up another muscle problem.
The interest from Manchester United does seem genuine this time, but the Real Madrid manager seems like he wants to hold on to the former Tottenham Hotspur player.
He’s An Important Player For Us
Speaking about the situation, Zidane had this to say:
“We know what Gareth can give us,
Many things. He is very strong, fast, technically very good, works very hard.
He’s an important player for us and he knows that. The important thing is that we have to get him back into shape and ready to play.”
Even though he has been in and out of the side due to injury, Bale has still managed to make eight appearances in all competitions so far this season, scoring three goals.
Though he has had some struggles recently, we must not forget that the Welsh international has been a very important player for Los Blancos since arriving from London back in 2013. Bale has played 159 times for the club since his move from Spurs, scoring 70 goals and providing 55 assists in the famous white shirt.
We will wait and see whether Manchester United make a bid, but the key thing right now is that Bale recovers from injury and is back to 100%.