The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been dreaming about a title tilt over the coming months, after a relatively strong window for Jose Mourinho and his side.
Indeed, with players such as Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku joining the Red Devils’ ranks, there’s a real hope amongst our United-mad drinkers that they can finally win a league title without Sir Alex Ferguson.
So, imagine how well reports linking them with a move for Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale have gone down. According to Marca, the Welshman could be facing an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, as Zinedine Zidane chases Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe.
The former Tottenham Hotspur forward has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, despite his success in the Spanish capital, and the publication claims Los Blancos have already contacted English clubs about a potential move.
The player himself is understood to be warming to the idea of leaving the Champions League-holders after a relatively frustrating campaign last time out, as the Wales international struggled with injuries.
As you can imagine, the idea of signing Bale has gone rather well in the Tavern.
Perhaps this is a natural end to Bale’s time in Spain. A huge success – winning the Champions League three times – it seems impossible to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo and, as Neymar has proved, the idea of being the main man at a club is important to footballers of this level.
If he arrived at Old Trafford, United would surely be favourites for the Premier League title.