Rumors about a move by Manchester United to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid are nothing new, but Jose Mourinho took the time to tell reporters in a Press conference why exactly the Welshman was not in United’s list of targets.
No. No, because you have contacts, you have feelings, you understand things
the Portuguese answered, when asked if Bale had, after all, been a target of United this summer.
It seems to me that Bale likes Madrid, likes the challenge, likes the situation. He’s in a club in a very good situation now. I never felt the desire from him to leave, so why lose time and energy on that?
The United manager also talked about David de Gea, looking absolutely sure the Spaniard will remain at the club.
I can guarantee that he’s not going this season, that I can. And my feeling is that it will be very difficult for him to go
Mourinho said. What makes him so sure?
I see him really happy and focused and working better than ever, so for me 100 per cent he stays with us. Somehow I have always understood when a player of mine wanted out, and I can tell you David is totally focused on United
were the Portuguese’s words.