Andre Villas-Boas Gives Manchester United Warning On Gareth Bale

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Spurs boss determined to fight off interest for star player.

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has vowed to make it very difficult for Manchester United to sign Gareth Bale this summer, according to the Metro.

New United manager David Moyes is understood to be targeting a number of big signings when he takes over as boss, and is prepared to go head to head with Real Madrid for the £65million Welsh winger.

Bale has had probably his beat season at White Hart Lane, scoring 25 goals in all competitions and helping the club towards a Champions League place.

Bale himself has said he is committed to the club, but interest from top clubs such as Real and United may tempt him to make a step up in his career, particularly if Spurs miss out on the top four this year.

However, Villas-Boas will be determined not to let the 23-year-old leave for another English club, and has told Moyes not to expect an easy time in bringing in Bale.

“I’m pretty sure that whatever David does in the market will be excellent,” said the Portuguese coach. “But to get a player of Gareth’s dimension is firstly not in our interests but also very, very difficult.”

Moyes may have to look elsewhere as he aims to solve the club’s problems on the wings, after Ashley Young, Nani and Antonio Valencia have had poor seasons and could be set for summer exits from Old Trafford.