Man United legend tells Gareth Bale to stay at Real Madrid

Ryan Giggs urges Gareth Bale to reject the temptation of a move to Man United and stay at Real Madrid

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Ryan Giggs has urged Gareth Bale to reject the temptation of a transfer to Manchester United and stay at Real Madrid.

The Wales international’s future has been a source of speculation in recent months following Bale’s failure to hold down a regular spot in the first team at the Bernabeu this season.

Bale has been limited to just 14 starts in La Liga this term due to form and fitness problems and he has long been linked with a potential move to Manchester United.

The 28-year-old has scored nine goals and made one assist in the Spanish top flight for Real Madrid so far this season and he has also netted once in the Champions League.

It seems like there is set to be plenty of fresh speculation linking Bale with a possible move to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

However, Manchester United legend Giggs believes that Bale would be wise to stay at Real Madrid because it is one of the biggest clubs in world football.

Giggs is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: “It’s Real Madrid – there are only a handful of clubs who have got that aura.

“Of course you would want to stay there. What’s Gareth won, three Champions League titles? The proof is in that. When you are at clubs like Real, you are always going to win things.

“Gareth has the ability to score every type of goal and there are similarities with Cristiano. They started out as wingers and they are now goal-scorers.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United will return to Premier League action after the international break when they host Swansea City at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils will also take on Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-finals.

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