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to Madrid last year when David Moyes was in charge at Old Traf­ford, but the wide man al­ready had his heart set on switch­ing to the Bern­abeu.

Along with Paris St Ger­main, United are one of the few clubs who would be will­ing to meet Madrid’s ask­ing fee and Bale’s £300ka-week wage de­mands.

But Bale – the only Brit on the 23-man Bal­lon d’Or short list – is more likely to choose a move to Eng­land than France – de­spite United’s patchy play.

While Moyes failed to land Bale, he did man­age to bring in Marouane Fel­laini for £28m from Ever­ton.

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The big Bel­gian flopped in his first sea­son, but has shown big im­prove­ments so far in this cam­paign.

Club legend Bryan Rob­son be­lieves the mid­fielder is fi­nally get­ting to grips with what it takes to be a Man United star.

For­mer Red Devils skip­per Rob­son said: “The first sea­son, he didn’t re­ally find his feet, whereas I think he knows what it’s all about now and the last cou­ple of per­for­mances have been very good.

“I’ve seen it over the years at this club. Play­ers come in from clubs that don’t have the aura of Man United. Some adapt to it re­ally well and they just play be­cause they en­joy the foot­ball.

“Other play­ers come in and maybe they worry. They don’t set­tle down and en­joy their foot­ball be­cause of the ex­pec­ta­tions.

“That’s where some play­ers find it dif­fi­cult, but I think Fel­laini def­i­nitely looks as if he’s grasped what it’s all about.

“He’s start­ing to play like we know he can play.”

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