Manchester United fans have grown accustomed to being linked with Real Madrid star Gareth Bale over the last few weeks, and reports last night suggested that an agreement has taken place between the player and the Old Trafford club.
However, Sky Sports’ La Liga expert Terry Gibson believes that the move does not make much sense.
In fact, Gibson is of the opinion that the links could just be there in an attempt to improve Man Utd’s reputation going into the January transfer window.
The suggestion that they could buy Bale would convince other players about the calibre of player that they could potentially be playing with.
“It doesn’t really add up,” Gibson told the talkSPORT Sports Bar.
“I look at Manchester United, is he the player they need? Of course he is one of the best players in the world and he is going to get better, but he’s not what Manchester United need. I know it’s a big game but they’ve got big names in attacking positions. Angel di Maria hasn’t long been signed. It’s a strange one.
“Perhaps it suits Manchester United to be linked with that type of player. It certainly doesn’t do any harm to make it look like they’re trying [to sign players of that calibre].”
Man Utd face off against Newcastle on Boxing Day.
The Manchester side have only not won one of the last seven games they have played.
By contrast, Alan Pardew’s Newcastle have lost their last three games, including a difficult derby loss against Sunderland at the weekend.