Andre Villas-Boas not worried about Gareth Bale’s Old Trafford trip

Andre Villas-Boas had "no problem" with Gareth Bale attending Tuesday's game between Manchester United and Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale was at Old Trafford on Tuesday night Photo: Back Page Images

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Andre Villas-Boas has insisted he had “no problem” with Gareth Bale attending Tuesday’s Champions League showdown between Manchester United and Real Madrid at Old Trafford.

Bale watched as United crashed out of Europe after seeing the Red Devils reduced to 10 men as a result of Nani’s controversial second-half red card.

After the game, Bale tweeted: “Harsh on United. Thought [Luka] Modric made the difference when he came on. [Ryan] Giggs 1000 games… #legend”

The 23-year-old Tottenham winger has been touted as a potential transfer target for Real Madrid in recent months, but Villas-Boas was quick to dismiss the significance of his trip to Manchester to watch Los Blancos.

“It was a great game of football and I have no problem [with Bale going to it],” Villas-Boas told a news conference.

The Spurs boss was then asked whether Tottenham fans should worry about Bale’s interest in a Manchester United game. “No, no,” he added. “We spoke about it this morning. We knew he was going.”

It has been suggested that Bale could be set for a summer transfer away from White Hart Lane.

But with Spurs third in the Premier League table with 10 games left to play and seemingly on course for Champions League qualification, Villas-Boas is convinced that Bale can realise his goals at White Hart Lane.

Villas-Boas added: “I believe he can achieve what he wants here for sure. We are working to get to this level and Gareth can help us get there.”

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