‘I tried to hijack it’ Moyes reveals Man Utd's plan to sign Bale

David Moyes has spoken about a potential transfer back at his time in Old Trafford with Manchester United ready to send a helicopter for Gareth Bale.
I tried to hijack it Moyes reveals Man Utd's plan to sign Bale

David Moyes took over Man United’s team after their legendary coach Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013. It was at the same summer that Real Madrid succeeded in signing Tottenham star Gareth Bale. The Current West Ham manager has spoken about his first moths at Manchester and the fact that he wanted Bale to be his first signing for the club, but despite the lucrative offer made by Red Devils they were not successful in finalizing the deal with the Welsh winger.

“Gareth Bale was probably the first name I thought of when I got the job,” Moyes told Evening Standard. “I thought Gareth Bale was a Manchester United player. He was the right type. United have a great history of wide players with George Best up to Ryan Giggs and a whole of lot of other brilliant ones in between.

"I wanted Gareth Bale to be my first signing at Manchester United. But it was already down the road a bit with Real Madrid. I tried to hijack it. I tried to get him. Manchester United offered more money than Real Madrid; they offered more money to the player.

"We did everything we could to try and get the player. We even had a helicopter at the training ground to take him and bring him back. We thought we had a chance.

"But he chose Real Madrid and he made a brilliant decision because he went on to win four Champions Leagues. He's had a brilliant career."