While they may get lamented by supporters of rival clubs here in the Football Transfer Tavern, our resident Manchester United fans can’t help daydreaming every so often.
But daydreaming about what we hear you cry?
Well, despite other fans claiming Red Devils supporters are delusional to even think the likes of Gareth Bale or Neymar would be interested in a move to Old Trafford at this stage of their careers, we were delivered something of a revelation from Sky Sports earlier today that confirmed Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar was approached by United earlier this summer, although nothing concrete materialised in terms of a bid.
With the player himself admitting United were interested in furthering the conversation this summer, one thing you cannot level at United is the fact they aren’t ambitious at least!
Ending up with Anthony Martial of course as their big striking signing, it has been a case of so far, so good for the 19-year-old who has struck four goals in his first four games for the Red Devils and when you put this feat in comparison to Radamel Falcao, the Colombian flop scored four goals in a whole 29 appearances!
But regarding United’s interest in Neymar and Gareth Bale as has dominated the headlines in summer transfer windows of old, some punters by the bar reckon at least one of those players could end up at Old Trafford before the end of their career with Ed Woodward having proved that no fee is too big for the Red Devils to splash.
With Neymar admitting that Louis van Gaal’s men made an approach this summer, we can’t help but think what might’ve been had Barcelona not been, well, Barcelona while inserting both he and Bale into a metaphoric ultimate United eleven!
Click on the image below to reveal the ultimate Manchester United XI including Neymar and Gareth Bale.