Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane questions Manchester United transfer target’s commitment to Real Madrid


Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane questions Manchester United transfer target’s commitment to Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has questioned Gareth Bale’s commitment to Real Madrid following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano.

The Welshman played the full 90 minutes as Real slumped to their tenth league defeat of the season.

Gareth Bale has struggled for form this season

Bale, who has not scored in seven games, has failed to secure a regular starting place since Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu in March.

It has led to speculation surrounding his future, with long-term admirers Manchester United reportedly interested in a summer move.

And after losing to Rayo Vallecano, Zidane said: “I do not know if he [Bale] is focused on Madrid.”

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Despite winning four Champions League trophies and one LaLiga title in Spain, Bale has come under-fire for his performances and injury problems from Real fans.

Last week, Zidane warned Real stars who are unhappy with their playing time should ‘go elsewhere and get more minutes’.

He said: “If they’re under contract, they can stay here, even if they know that they’re not going to get game time.