Manchester United transfer news: United legend Dwight Yorke urges club to sign Gareth Bale

Yorke says Bale is just the player United need for Euro charge

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Manchester United great Dwight Yorke has urged his former club to sign Gareth Bale this summer.

1999 treble winner Yorke, 43, has identified Bale, who joined Real Madrid for a world record £86m in September 2013 as the player that United need.

Louis van Gaal's side return to the Champions League next season, having finished fourth last term.

“I would get Gareth Bale in, that’s what United need . . . a player who will just take the ball and run,” Yorke told The Sun.

“He’s British, he’s exciting, he’s quick, fast, he goes past people and that will lift everyone going forward. That would excite everybody. And he will be loved here [at Man United], he will be far more appreciated because the people here know what to expect.

“The Spanish are hard people, they are used to the likes of Romario and Ronaldo — the dribblers with the silky skills.


“In all fairness, Bale is not silky — he is a powerhouse with great pace and that’s best for England.

“When he is in full flow he is one of the best in the world. That’s why Madrid paid all the money for him. If I was signing one player for United this summer, it would be him.”