Jose Mourinho has been reflecting on Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, who has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, ahead of the clash tomorrow.
The Manchester United manager claimed he will be watching keenly to see whether Bale plays for Real Madrid in Tuesday’s Super Cup final.
Mourinho believes Real want to keep the Welshman but revealed United will be front of the queue should he become available.
Mourinho said: “Well if Bale is playing tomorrow, no I wouldn’t think of that, it would be 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 still wanted by the team.”
Bale has travelled with Real’s squad to Skopje for the Uefa Super Cup final against United tomorrow but has struggled with an ankle injury in pre-season.