The 25-year-old has proven very effective since his world record £86m move to the Bernabeu two years ago though the Welshman has become the subject of a criticism from a section of Real Madrid’s fan-base.
Gareth Bale netted 22 times in his debut season and those efforts included goals netted in both the Copa del Rey and Champions League final, however last term proved less successful for both the former Tottenham man and Real Madrid as a whole, as a result Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti was axed.
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Van Gaal would do well to bring in Gareth Bale, who could be used either in a wide or central role, though Man United’s fractious relationship with Real Madrid could provide something of an obstacle to such a deal being completed.
Prior to his move to the Spanish capital Gareth Bale enjoyed a strong run of form at White Hart Lane, winning the PFA Player of the Year award twice in the space of three seasons.