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David Moyes: Gareth Bale could have been a great player for Manchester United

Real Sociedad manager David Moyes has revealed that Gareth Bale could have become a Manchester United legend if he had moved to Old Trafford.

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News 30 Jan 2015, 19:13 IST
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David Moyes believes Gareth Bale could have been a great for Manchester United

Real Sociedad manager David Moyes has claimed that had his efforts to get Gareth Bale to Old Trafford borne fruits, the Wales international would have gone on to become a legend at Manchester United. The former United manager is scheduled to face Bale’s current team Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in their La Liga tie this weekend.

The former Manchester United manager will come up against Bale this weekend and will be hoping to successfully contain him when he lines up against Sociedad.

Bale had the of a Manchester United player: Moyes

Real Madrid had signed Bale from Tottenham Hotspur in a world-record transfer in 2013, but had to work hard to rule out Manchester United from the running as Moyes, who was the newly appointed manager of United, was interested in his signing.

In a recent interview, Moyes said, "When I got the job, I thought Gareth Bale would have been a super Manchester United player. I thought he had that look about him that you expect to see in Manchester United players. He was someone we were really interested in, but he had his heart set on Real Madrid."

Following his failure to get Bale, Moyes went out and secured the signing of Marouane Fellaini from his former club Everton. The Scotsman also said that when he was at Everton, they were successful in stopping the Welsh winger from wreaking havoc.

“We always did a pretty good job against him with Phil Neville and Seamus Coleman, they were a bit of a tag team. We had to make sure we had a couple of players on him."

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