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"I would love to see him dominate at Old Trafford" - Rio Ferdinand urges Manchester United to sign star man


Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged his former club to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.

The Welshman was man of the match in last week's Champions League final but his future remains unclear after a disappointing campaign in which he spent a lot of time on the bench.

"Whatever anyone has to say about him [Gareth Bale] he has etched himself into the history of Real Madrid, a club that prides itself on winning the biggest prize in European club football," Ferdinand wrote on Instagram.

"Now I feel it's up to him to decide what he wants. Some will say he has nothing to prove and I understand that to a certain extent but does he want to go somewhere and be the main man and take on the full responsibility of a club who want to win?

"Or does he want to remain and continue in the role he is in now, as the supporting cast…?

"Personally I would love to see him come back to the Premier League – preferably with Manchester United – and dominate.

"Write a new chapter as a leader of a club, the go to guy at all times, the icon. This is what the greats do in all sports not just football, it elevates them."

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