Man United transfers: Bale important for Madrid’s future, says Ancelotti

Man United transfers: Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti says Gareth Bale has a big role to play amid reports of Red Devils interest

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham this summer Photo: BT

Carlo Ancelotti insists Gareth Bale has a very important part to play at Real Madrid amid reports of Manchester United interest.

The Wales international scored the opening two goals in an entertaining 7-3 victory over Sevilla at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

The 24-year-old has been hampered by injuries in the opening months of his Madrid career after sealing a world-record £85.3m move to the Spanish capital from Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day.

Reigning Premier League champions United are reported to be monitoring Bale’s situation at Los Blancos with a view to a possible move for the former Spurs star in the January transfer window.

But Madrid boss Ancelotti stressed the Welshman’s role in his plans for the nine-time European Cup winners.

“Tonight everyone saw the real Gareth,” Ancelotti said.

“He played really well, showing fantastic skills. It takes time [to adapt] but it was a necessity. Now he doesn’t have problems physically and he is
improving his confidence, so he will be very important for us in the future.”

Bale scored 21 goals in 33 Premier League appearances for Tottenham Hotspur last season.

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