Gareth Bale can create history at Manchester United, says Paul Scholes
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has said that Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale would be perfect for the club.
There have been rumours recently of manager Louis van Gaal willing to buy the 25-year-old Welshman from Los Blancos, in exchange for Red Devils goalkeeper David de Gea.
"My feeling is that he would be perfect for Manchester United. Of course, as a fan of my former club I would like to see him there but, looking at it objectively, I always felt that Bale was a natural fit for United as he developed at Tottenham from a left-back into one of the best attacking footballers in the country,” Scholes wrote in his column for The Independent.
His impact at United could be as great as Cantona or Van Nistelrooy: Scholes
The 40-year-old added that if Bale does join United, it could seriously boost the club’s chances to win the title next season and cited the examples of Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy etc, saying that the former Tottenham Hotspur winger could make as significant an impact as them if he joined the Old Trafford-based club.
“He would be loved at Old Trafford. In return, I believe he could turn Louis van Gaal’s team into serious title contenders next season. In my years at United, I witnessed some signings who, over their careers, transformed the fortunes of the team.
"From Eric Cantona when I was an apprentice, to Dwight Yorke, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney. These were great footballers who became great United players. Bale has the potential to make as much of an impact as any of them,” the winner of 11 Premier League titles added.
He further added that if Bale does make a move to the Red Devils, then he would be coming into a phase where United are yet to fully come to terms with the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and also said that the Los Blancos would always be in a turbulent state after each season.
"At United there has also been great change in the past 22 months, but the club is trying to move towards stability in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. All good players need to be appreciated. Bale would be coming to United in a time of change when the team is looking for leaders.”
“Madrid will always be in a state of upheaval, with new presidents and a fresh intake of players each summer,” he wrote.