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Manchester United attempted to hijack move with £100m bid

bale.jpgManchester United supporters are getting ready for tonight’s Capital One Cup tie against Liverpool by assessing David Moyes performance as new Red Devils manager.

One disappointing aspect of his few months in charge had been his lack of activity in the transfer market with only Everton’s Marouane Fellaini arriving at the club despite numerous links to world class players across the summer.

John Cross from Mirror Football now reveals to shocked punters that Manchester United actually made a £100 million bid to hijack Gareth Bale’s world record breaking deal to Real Madrid last month.

Interestingly there had been reports in the tavern at the time suggesting that David Moyes made a last ditch attempt to steal the Welsh international away from Madrid but we took these with a pinch of salt.

However Cross confirms that the winger even flew back from Spain to hold talks with officials from Old Trafford about a possible move with Moyes desperate to a make a high profile signing during his first transfer window.

On Tuesday, Real president Florentino Perez publicly confirmed that his club faced competition for Bale’s signature during August.

Perez, who paid a massive £86 million for the former Tottenham star, said: “Tottenham did not want to sell and we respected that.

“Then, when we found out that Manchester United would be making an offer, we made our own.

“Since his childhood he had the dream of playing for Real Madrid and he asked us to make it possible for him to come.”

Did Bale make the right move opting for Madrid over United? Does this give hope that United could spend big in January? Let us know your thoughts below.

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