Man United boss responded to Gareth Bale transfer speculation

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has remained coy when asked about Gareth Bale being linked with a move to his club but reveals Manchester United must be targeting ‘quality players’.

Zinedine Zidane’s return to Santiago Bernabeu this week has sparked new rumours that the Wales international’s time at the club will finish at the end of the campaign.

The Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been a long-time admirer of the Real Madrid superstar, although any potential deal for the 29-year-old winger would be expensive.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, meanwhile, admits Manchester United need to consider many factors before committing to a signing a player. ‘I can’t comment on Gareth Bale or specific names because they’re the property of other clubs,’ said Solskjaer.

‘But we should look for quality players, definitely, and players who could improve us as a team. There are so many factors you need to think about when you sign players.

‘It’s not easy, I don’t know if it’s easy either, when you’re in the media or when you’re a supporter, you can think short-term.’

Man United are searching for a right winger, and the addition of Gareth Bale would be an excellent move for the 20-times English champions as the Premier League giants will recover the enormous transfer fee with merchandise and sale of the shirts.

Ed Woodward knows the benefits of signing world-class players and has admired the former Tottenham talisman for many years and wants to land the Welshman to Old Trafford.