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Paul Parker says Manchester United won’t benefit from Gareth Bale transfer

Manchester United legend Paul Parker has said that his former won’t necessarily benefit from the signing of Gareth Bale from Real Madrid in January. The Wales international has managed just two goals from 13 appearances for Los Blancos this term and of late, he has been the subject of immense criticism from the club’s supporters, who want him to head through the exit door.

This has led to speculation that he may pursue a fresh challenge at the turn of the year and United, who have been one of the long-term admirers, have been fancied to make a possible move for his services. Speaking on The Star, Parker said that Bale won’t transform the Red Devils’ league fortunes and he added that his injury concerns don’t make him a worthwhile signing.

He added that the Euro 2016
semi-finalist may not have the same ambition to succeed at Old Trafford and the club should recruit players, who are prepared to give their best, he added: “With Bale there's injury problems with him and you don't know how that's going to pan out. Does he really want to leave?

“He's said so many times that he's happy out there. You need to know 100 per cent that he wants to come and he's not arriving for the sake it. It's no good if he just wants Manchester United on his CV. You need players who want to be there and aren't coming for just an easy pay day. In today’s market there's too many players like that who are quite happy to do just that.”

United have been inconsistent with their league displays this season and they are currently placed eighth on the table with 28 points. Still, they are within touch of the Champions League positions with only four points separating them from fourth-placed Chelsea, who have managed two wins and five defeats from the past seven games.