5 reasons why Manchester United should sign Gareth Bale
Despite scoring 81 points and securing a second-placed finish - their highest ever since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, there is not much joy emanating from around Old Trafford and from those who are committed to the club.
Of course, finishing second is never something to cheer about, certainly not for Manchester United but despite the definitive improvement Jose Mourinho has made there still remains a couple of question marks that need to be answered if they are to challenge on all fronts next season.
One of those question marks is their right wing where a lack of consistent quality has been an issue for Mourinho to deal with and it is certainly an aspect he needs to touch upon to add another dimension to their attack.
It has been a similar story for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale as well, with the Welshman undergoing a testing season with the Spanish outfit. Madrid magnificently find themselves in a third straight Champions League final but the exit talks surrounding Bale just fail to go away.
On that note, we look at 5 reasons why Gareth Bale will be an incredible buy for Manchester United:
#5 Finding his feet
A major reason for Bale's downfall (by his standards) this season can be attributed to a couple of injuries that kept him out of the game for more than two months. A hamstring injury and recurring calf problems continued to trouble him and in the meanwhile, fell down the pecking order under Zinedine Zidane.
However, since his return shortly after the turn of the year, he has slowly started to find his feet and reach the heights he is capable of. He has scored 8 goals in his last 9 league games and when he was started in games between crucial Champions League ties, he has not failed to deliver.
With 18 goals and 8 assists to his name, Bale has averaged a decent 125 minutes per goal ratio and his late resurgence provides a case for Mourinho to rethink his transfer plans. He still has a lot to offer and a move will certainly bode well for the player.