Manchester United will ‘definitely win the Premier League’ next season if they sign Gareth Bale thinks Martin Samuel.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement, Samuel made the bold claims about the impact Bale would have on United’s title winning ambitions.
“I think Manchester United could quite possibly win the Premier League next season,” he said.
“If they get Gareth Bale, they will definitely win the league next season. I think they are the coming team.”
Bale is good enough to take any team up a notch but would he automatically make United certain to win the title next year? Far from it, football doesn’t work in guarantees, especially not the unpredictable Premier League.
That being said, Bale would slot beautifully into Louis van Gaal‘s style of play with the 4-3-3 growing ever stronger underneath the Dutchman.
Like Thiago Alcantara and Arturo Vidal before him, Bale’s future will be a summer saga for United. Will it end in the Welshman moving to Old Trafford? It’s implausible but not impossible and Samuel seems to think it’s the missing key for United’s title hopes.
Last summer saw an unprecedented amount of spending from United and heading in the upcoming transfer window, plenty of arrivals and exits are once again expected, so United are certainly going to be busy.