David Moyes claims that he failed in a move to bring Gareth Bale to Man United last season.
Real Sociedad boss David Moyes, Manchester United’s casualty from last season, has revealed that he failed in a world record bid to bring Gareth Bale to Old Trafford in the Summer of 2013.
Bale moved to Real Madrid in a fee which is reported to have eclipsed the price the La Liga giants paid for Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, which the Telegraph stated to have cost roughly £86 million.
Moyes, alongside the then installed chief executive Ed Woodward, struggled in their first transfer window, with a deadline day signing of Marouane Fellaini the only player brought in.
The Real Sociedad boss reckons that Bale was high on his list, with the Sun claiming a £100m bid was on the table, but the player preferred a move abroad to join the latest ‘Galactico’ revolution.
“When I got the job, I thought Gareth Bale would have been a super Manchester United player,” Moyes told The Sun.
“I thought he had that look about him that you expect to see in Manchester United players. He was someone we were really interested in but he had his heart set on Real Madrid.”
Moyes goes head-to-head with the Welshman this weekend, aiming to gain his second massive scalp of the season, having already defeated Barcelona at San Sebastian.
Real Sociedad are desperate for points too as they remain six points above the relegation zone with their home form key to any potential survival from relegation.