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REVEALED: Why Man Utd boss Solskjaer rejected Bale opportunity

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided against signing Gareth Bale.

The Red Devils were offered Bale on loan by Real Madrid.

But now he looks set to sign for Tottenham instead.

Per the London Evening Standard, Solskjaer worried about Bale's injury record in the past few years.

He has not played very much for Real Madrid, and looked poor for Wales during the recent international break.

Bale would be on high wages, even if Real paid some of his salary, and Solskjaer does not want a player who has such fitness doubts surrounding him.

United are still hopeful of signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, but the move looks less likely with each passing week of the transfer window.

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