Manchester United ‘will not sign’ Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale

Manchester United ‘have no plans’ to reactivate their interest in signing Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale this summer, according to ESPN FC.

The 29-year-old is currently training at the United facilities with his Wales international teammates, amid continued scrutiny over his future in the Spanish capital.

The forward’s wages are said to stand at a whopping €12m per year and no English club are willing to shell out such a sum to secure his services.

United have been long-term admirers of the forward, dating back to 2013, but do not appear to have any plans to sign him at this stage.

The Spanish media have criticised the Welshman for his performance against Levante last month and his refusal to celebrate his goal from the penalty spot with teammates.

Teammate Thibaut Courtois criticised Bale for not attending team dinners while former Madrid and Wales boss John Toshack, who claimed Bale needed to learn the Spanish language to ‘show respect’ to the fans.

Bale joined Madrid from Tottenham in the summer of 2013 and has won four Champions League titles with the club.

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