Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he will “fight” for Gareth Bale, if Real Madrid do not want him.
Mourinho on Monday, said that Bale’s inclusion in Zinedine Zidane’s side to face United in Tuesday’s European Super Cup final, will indicate whether or not he is in their plans.
The Red Devils are longtime admirers of the 28-year-old and are ready to pounce this summer if he is available.
Asked about trying to buy Bale, Mourinho said: “Well if he’s playing tomorrow, no I wouldn’t think of that. It’s because he’s in the coach’s plans and the club’s plans, because he also has that motivation to continue at Real Madrid. So I haven’t even thought about the possibility.
“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 on their team. But if he plays tomorrow, that is the best confirmation that he is wanted by the team.”