Man United have refused chance to sign world-class No.11 for £80m

Reportedly, Manchester United ignored the opportunity to sign Gareth Bale in the summer for £80m. And it has appeared that Real Madrid were open to selling the Welshman to United for £80m last year.

Marca states that the 28-year-old was put on the transfer list, but the Red Devils were not ready to pay such a high price.

Allegedly, David Moyes tried to sign the Wales international in 2013, but he chose to play at Santiago Bernabeu instead. But his career in Los Blancos has been bothered with consistent injuries which have prevented him to prove his worth successfully.

Zinedine Zidane also favours to use Isco in a 4-4-2 formation and has kept faith in the duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

The European giants are still planning to sell the Welshman, who joined the club for a then-record price of £85m.

A colossal squad overhaul is anticipated at Real Madrid, and to fund it they are willing to sell some of their key stars – including Bale.

Jose Mourinho’s transfer policy has further reduced Gareth Bale’s opportunities of joining the Red Devils.

Alexis Sanchez joined Man United from Arsenal to additionally increase their strength in attack.