Exclusive: Ex-Manchester United star tips Gareth Bale for Red Devils switch

Former Manchester United defender Clayton Blackmore has tipped the Red Devils to make a move for Gareth Bale.

Earlier this month, Bale confirmed that he would be leaving Los Blancos when his contract expires at the end of June.

Given Bale’s apparent lack of love for club football, it was not known if the winger would be calling time on his career this summer.

Bale was expected to stick around for the 2022 World Cup later this year if Wales qualified, but their involvement in the tournament was not confirmed until June 5 when they beat Ukraine in a qualifier.

Now, with Wales set to take part in a World Cup for the first time in 64 years, Bale will need a new club for the start of 2022/23 to ensure he remains match-fit.

An obvious destination for the Welshman is Tottenham. Bale made a name for himself in north London and would return to the club on loan for 2020/21.

However, a return to his former side is seemingly unlikely as recent reports claim Spurs have no interest in making a move for the winger.

So where will Bale end up?

Well, when speaking to 101GreatGoals in a recent interview, former Manchester United and Middlesbrough star Clayton Blackmore was asked where the 32-year-old should go. And Blackmore if of the opinion that Bale should go to Manchester United:

“Manchester United. I'd take him,” Blackmore told 101. “Him and Ronaldo, he's a great player. When he came back to Spurs, I'm surprised he didn't play more, he did well. He scored goals and still does for Wales. He'll be in the next world cup after this one.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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