Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replies when asked if Man United will sign Gareth Bale

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his say on the possibility of Man United signing Gareth Bale this summer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained coy when quizzed about the possibility of Manchester United signing Gareth Bale this summer.

Solskjaer is widely expected to be appointed as the club’s new manager on a permanent basis this summer after the impressive start he has made to life as interim boss since his appointment back in December.

There is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Manchester United with a host of players this summer as they look to bolster their squad in the coming months.

Bale has long been linked with a move back to the Premier League following his switch to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur back in September 2013.

However, Solskjaer preferred not to give too much away when asked about a potential move to sign Bale last week.

Solskjaer is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: “I can’t really comment on Gareth Bale or specific names because they’re property of other clubs.

“But we should look for quality players, definitely, and players who could improve us as a team.

“There’s so many factors you need to think about when you sign players.

“It’s not easy – I don’t know if it’s easy either – when you’re in the media or when you’re a supporter, you can think short-term.

“We’ve got to think about the longevity as well, who’s going to fit in personality-wise.

“So, there’s so many things that we need to think about.”

The 29-year-old Bale has scored seven goals and made two assists in 22 La Liga games this season but he has only started 16 times in the Spanish top flight this term.

Manchester United are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table and securing Champions League qualification for next season will be seen as crucial to their hopes of attracting top talent in the summer transfer window.

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