The ex-Red Devils boss David Moyes has admitted there was a “chance” for Gareth Bale to join Manchester United at the start of his Old Trafford tenure, but said the Welsh superstar made the right decision to join Real Madrid.
With Bale set to make his second Spurs debut against Moyes’ West Ham side on Sunday, while he was manager at the Theatre of Dreams the Scottish manager spoke about his pursuit of the Wales international.
Moyes revealed Bale was the first signing he tried to make at Man Utd and that he thought the club had an opportunity to beat Real Madrid to the player’s signing.
Bale joined Tottenham on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid last month but has yet to make an appearance as he attempts to build his match fitness. He spent six years at Spurs from 2007 to 2013 after developing and playing his first professional season with Southampton.
After moving to Real Madrid in 2013, Bale won two La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey and two UEFA Super Cups – in addition to his quadruple of Champions League triumphs.