Man United confident they would improve top 28-year-old after signing him – report

Manchester United are confident they would be able to resolve Gareth Bale's injury problems at Old Trafford, say reports

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Manchester United are confident that they would be able to improve the condition of Gareth Bale if they were to sign him from Real Madrid next year, according to reports in the British media.

The Guardian is claiming that the Red Devils will not be put off by the 28-year-old’s recent injury struggles at Real Madrid, with Bale having recently picked up a calf problem which is expected to rule him out until 2018.

The same report says that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Bale to Manchester United, but it is also claimed that a move in the summer is more likely than in January.

The story claims that Bale currently earns around £350,000 a week after tax and has a £890m release clause in his Real Madrid contract, although the Spanish club would reportedly be willing to listen to offers considerably less than that.

Bale has struggled with a string of injury problems since his move to Real Madrid from Tottenham back in 2013, with the Wales star having missed 40 of the club’s last 60 games.

Manchester United were linked with a possible move for Bale last summer but the Red Devils ended up not signing the Wales international.

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