Los Blancos attacker Gareth Bale is reportedly worried if he would adapt to Jose Mourinho’s style of play at Manchester United.
Bale scored a wonder-goal that was fitting to win any Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday after coming off the bench. And he added another from long range which literally sealed Real Madrid’s name on the elite trophy on an important night when Real Madrid didn’t particularly look at their best.
However, the speculation regarding his future at the Santiago Bernabeu is growing every day with Manchester United seemingly desperate to sign Bale. The 28-year-old winger said in a post-match interview after the Champions League final that he wants to play more football and he hasn’t received that at Madrid this season even when he was fit and firing. But Bale is also worried about the kind of football he will be playing at his next club if he chooses to leave the Spanish capital.
According to the Sun, Bale is all set for a return to the Premier League with Chelsea and Manchester United showing heavy interest in signing the Welshman. And although the offers may sound interesting for Bale, he is concerned with the two clubs’ style of play.
Manchester United are reportedly willing to pay a world record fee of £200 million to lure the former Premier League star to Old Trafford but Bale is worried about manager Jose Mourinho’s defensive approach. The Portuguese boss has a reputation for setting up a team very well but not allowing his players the freedom to express themselves on the pitch.
Bale would prefer playing for a club that offers him less amount of defensive work so he can do what he does best, while Mourinho would demand much more in tracking back from any player in his side.
In no way would the 28-year-old suit Manchester United because his whole game is based on running forward at creating havoc in defenses. Certainly, Mourinho would like that from his attackers but he would not give the former Tottenham star complete freedom to play in attack as he would ask him to defend as well.