English Premiership

Bale snubs Red Devils talk

2015-01-28 10:54
Gareth Bale (AFP)

Cape Town - Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says he is happy at the Bernabeu and has no intention of moving to Manchester United.

Despite playing a significant role in Real winning their celebrated 10th European Cup and the King's Cup last season there has been talk of a move back to the Premier League for the Welshman.

He has been criticised by a section of the Real fans and the media for being greedy on the ball and failing to link up with his team mates.

It has led to rumours that he could be part of a deal where United goalkeeper David de Gea would move to Real.

"I can't see myself at Manchester United," Bale told Spanish radio. "In an interview recently I was asked if I was happy in Madrid and I said that I was very happy here.

"I have a long contract still to go, I am enjoying myself and we are winning trophies. I want to continue doing this at Real Madrid."

Bale was singled out after Real's defeat against Valencia in their first game back following the Christmas break for not passing to Karim Benzema who was well positioned to score, and he also whistled at the Bernabeu when Real played Espanyol.

"(Against Valencia) I only remember running towards the goal, I wanted to score but it didn't go in," said Bale.

"If I had scored against Valencia and Espanyol then nobody would have said anything. I didn't see the pass and I don't think it was so easy but these things happen in football. They are part of the play.

"I feel the support of the Bernabeu. I am going to continue working to show what I am capable of doing on the pitch and so as to win more trophies."

Bale claimed he had a good relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo and that the criticism he had received would not affect his style of play.

"There is no rivalry between us. We have meetings to talk about tactics. Normally if there is a free-kick from the left then Cristiano takes it and on the right it would be me. We get on well," said Bale.

"I don't think I'm greedy. On the pitch I make assists and score goals. I play the game how I like to play and the press can say what they want."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
31 October 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City, Britannia Stadium 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.