I don’t believe intrinsically that the lad’s a cheat, he strikes me as a decent sort. More a case of Gaz having become increasingly fed up with frustrated players who can’t catch him fair and square giving him the odd trip up, the odd push.
We keep getting these comparisons to Christiano Ronaldo being made about him, but it’s important that Bale ensures that he isn’t tarred with the same ‘cheat brush’ as the Portugeezer.
Here’s my mob for the Mancs then…
Given the inherent speed and potential for goals in this side there is no need for two strikers. This also leaves us with an attack minded bench if required.
The back four is cobbled together, but then it is difficult to remember a time when it wasn’t.
All that remains to be said is that Bale needs to get chalk on his boots and if Dawson or Benny are caught hoofing they agree to being executed live in the centre circle at full time. Method of death tbc but it will involve a threshing machine and some Des O’Connor records. Commentary by Eddie Waring and Stuart Hall.