Gareth Bale name-drops Romelu Lukaku when discussing Manchester United transfer links

Asked about the constant Manchester United rumours, Bale told Spanish sports daily Marca:The truth is I don’t read too much into it“.

Salgado has played with Ronaldo at Real in 2009 for a brief period before joining English Premier League (EPL) club Blackburn Rovers.

Ronaldo, who had been linked with a return to Manchester United, has remained silent on his future since then and it remains to be seen if Real’s all-time record goalscorer will line up for Zinedine Zidane’s men at the start of the coming season.

The Real star earns around £350,000 a week after tax, while he’s under contract with Madrid until 2022.

‘Look, yesterday I found out that Romelu Lukaku had signed for Manchester United… “I honestly don’t knoi STILw”.

Despite winning a La Liga and Champions League double last term, Bale struggled through injury and endured the wrath of fans for some his poor displays.

The Welshman has netted 67 times in 150 appearances and has enjoyed a huge amount of success in terms of silverware in Madrid, with three Champions League titles to his name.

“Obviously during the holidays I haven’t done a lot of intense stuff but I’m recovering well”, he said. I’ve worked hard to recover and now be able to take a full part in pre-season.

“Of course as a British player I will always be linked with a move back home and it happened with [David] Beckham and other English players who came to Spain, so there is nothing new”.

“I’m going to try and have my best season, of course, and if I respect the injuries I will have a great season”.

He said: ‘He will do everything for the team and that is the most important thing. “I’m sure we’ll also need a bit of luck”.