Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Bale Should Play Where He Is Happy' - Coleman

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Bale Should Play Where He Is Happy' - Coleman

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JOSE Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to sign Gareth Bale for Manchester United.

And Real Madrid's former Tottenham star has been urged to return to the Premier League by his international manager Chris Coleman if it makes him happy.

The Wales winger is injured again after damaging his thigh in Real training last week and missed 40 of the last 60 matches for his club.

It has led to speculation the La Liga champions are ready to cash in on the 28-year-old in January with United at the head of the queue to sign him.

Asked about trying to buy Bale in August ahead of United's Super Cup clash with the Spanish giants, Mourinho said: "If he is not in the club's plans, that with the arrival of another player would mean he was on his way out, I will try to be waiting for him on the other side and fight with other coaches that would want him. …

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