Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs isn't keen on Gareth Bale moving to Old Trafford 2 years ago

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs isn't keen on Gareth Bale moving to Old Trafford

Bale has been constantly linked with a move to United.

Ryan Giggs has advised Gareth Bale to stay clear of Manchester United. The Wales manager, who holds United's appearance record with a staggering 963, believes that the winger should stay put at Real Madrid.

United have been linked with Bale on numerous occasions amid reports that Jose Mourinho is a keen admirer of the former Tottenham man.

Bale has won three Champions League during his time in the Spanish capital but there have been reports that Real's hierarchy have grown increasingly disgruntled with the 28-year-old's constant injury woes.

However, Giggs believes that the La Liga side is the best place for Bale, who on Thursday became Wales' all-time top scorer after netting a hat-trick in their 6-0 win over China.

“It’s Real Madrid – there are only a handful of clubs who have got that aura,” Giggs said.

“Of course you would want to stay there. What’s Gareth won, three Champions League titles? The proof is in that. When you are at clubs like that, you are always going to win things. Gareth has the ability to score every type of goal and there are similarities with Cristiano Ronaldo. They both started out as wingers and they are now goalscorers.”

Giggs is only embarking on his managerial career but is in the privileged position of having worked under Alex Ferguson for over 20 years. The former winger also revealed that he sought tips from England rugby head coach Eddie Jones and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

“I spoke to a lot of managers in the time I was out of the game,” said Giggs. “I was busy and always watch other sports. I was in between Conte and Eddie at a charity dinner and I was constantly trying to talk to them. That was a nightmare actually as Eddie Jones was trying to ask me questions about Alex Ferguson and I wanted to get everything out of him.”

“I learned a lot about how lonely it was when I was United manager,” he said. “When you shut the door of your office and everyone else has gone home, you’re on your own.

“It’s good to have people around and you want those people to be the ones you trust, but it can still be a lonely place. Ultimately you’re the boss and you have to make the decisions.”