Bale: I rejected Sir Alex and Man Utd to join Tottenham

Gareth Bale admits he turned down Manchester United to join Tottenham.
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Gareth Bale admits he turned down Manchester United to join Tottenham.

The Spurs star revealed Sir Alex Ferguson was keen to sign him as a teenager from Southampton in 2007.

"Man United were interested in me but I wanted to play first-team football," Bale told Match of the Day magazine.

"I thought I had a better chance of getting that at Tottenham.

"The manager at the time, Martin Jol, told me he wanted me to go straight into the first team."

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