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5 Reasons why Manchester United should not sign Gareth Bale

  • At the moment, Gareth Bale is not the ideal player for Manchester United and here are 5 reasons why the club should steer clear of him.
Modified 29 Mar 2019, 23:26 IST

#4 Injury History

Real Madrid CF v Sporting Clube de Portugal - UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid CF v Sporting Clube de Portugal - UEFA Champions League

Since moving to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, Gareth Bale has missed approximately 91 games in 6 seasons through injury. That is almost 15 games a season on an average!

This season alone, Bale has been sidelined for approximately 49 days and has missed 9 games for Real Madrid. Last season, he was out for almost 68 days and missed around 14 games due to injury.

The Welshman has a troublesome ankle and it has hurt his chances over the years. He missed almost 3 months in the 2016/17 season due to his ankle. This year too, Bale picked up ankle injuries twice, in December and as recent as March.

His calf injury is another recurring problem and has haunted him throughout his career. In the 2015/16 season, the Welshman disrupted his calf muscle and was sidelined for 45 days. This season too, Bale was out for almost 21 days in January due to a calf injury.

Can Solskjaer afford to have such an injury prone player in his squad as he prepares to battle for every trophy next season?

Published 29 Mar 2019, 23:26 IST
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