Pundit explains why Bale deal to United is still possible

Date published: Wednesday 9th August 2017 10:17

Gareth Bale could still join Manchester United this summer despite Jose Mourinho ruling out a move, according to former Arsenal striker Ian Wright.

The Welshman has been linked with the Red Devils over the summer but Mourinho said a move would be impossible if Bale started Real Madrid’s Super Cup clash with United.

Bale started against Mourinho’s side in a 2-1 victory for the Spanish champions and after the match the Portuguese coach claimed it was “game over” in his pursuit of the 28-year-old.

“Clearly the club wants him and the manager wants him and he wants the club,” Mourinho told BT Sport.

“So for me, it’s game over before it really started. Now I think everyone knows he is going to stay.”

However, Wright thinks Bale could make the move to Old Trafford if Real need to sell to fund a bid for reported target Kylian Mbappe.

“I can’t see how Gareth Bale starting has got anything to do with the deal being off,” he told Sky Sports.

“At this stage of Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid career, which we’ve heard he doesn’t want to leave.

“I believe that he is the one if they are going to sell to get that massive amount of money if the Mbappe thing is going to happen I think they can get that money for Bale. I think he is the one they can do it for.

“I can’t see why it’s something that still couldn’t happen. I believe it could still happen.”

Should United pull off this extraordinary deal, the bookies odds on the Red Devils securing the title would shorten, and that’s when it would be an ideal time to use the bet365 android app to stick a bit of cash on that likelihood becoming reality.

Bet365 currently have United as their second favourites for the Premier League title, at 7/2. Man City are the favourites, at 9/5, whilst last season’s title winners, Cheslea, are also 7/2.

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