Manchester United continue to be the closest challengers to Man City this season and look to be on their way to sealing a second placed finish, while remaining in contention in both the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Last weekend saw the Red Devils cruise to a win over Huddersfield at Old Trafford and Jose Mourinho will be looking for his charges to put together a good run of form between now and the end of the season.
Here in the Tavern, some of our punters have been having some in depth discussions with our landlord this week about which players they see as vital to the improvement of the United squad in the summer, and despite the addition of Alexis Sanchez, some of them still think a world class attacking star would not go amiss.
One such player who would fit the mould and be a sure fire hit for United is Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, who continues to be touted and rumoured to be on his way out of Spain.
Moving from Madrid is always going to be somewhat of a step down, but if Bale moves to United, the step will not be that great.
Bale would slot in perfectly at United and his development into a player who can play across all the forward positions is something which would ensure there would be always be a place for him in the United line up under Mourinho.
A class act and still with more to prove and achieve in his career, Bale would be the big name signing who could really help United close the gap on City this summer.