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Monday 5 December 2016

Gareth Bale will 'come back stronger next season' for Real Madrid as Man United wait in the wings

Gareth Bale is happy with life at Real Madrid
Gareth Bale is happy with life at Real Madrid

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has promised to “come back stronger” next season and quashed media speculation he might leave the club he joined in 2013 for a world record fee.

The Welsh international had a disappointing second year in Spain as his team failed to win a major trophy, prompting the sacking of coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday.

Whistled by some fans at Real’s Bernabeu stadium, Bale’s agent raised eyebrows this month when he complained the 25-year-old’s team-mates were not passing the ball to him enough and he has also been criticised for what some perceive as selfishness in front of goal.

Reports in England have suggested he might leave, with Manchester United apparently interested in signing the former Tottenham Hotspur man.

However, Bale took to Twitter yesterday to say he would be vying for titles again with the world’s richest club by income in 2014-15.

“Not the end of the season we had hoped for, we always want to win trophies,” Bale wrote.

“Will be working hard in the off season and looking forward to coming back next season stronger with @realmadrid.”

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