Jose Mourinho claims it is “game over” for Manchester United’s hopes of signing Gareth Bale.
On Monday, Mourinho admitted he would fight for Bale, if Zinedine Zidane did not start him in the UEFA Super Cup.
However, the 28-year-old started along with Karim Benzema and Isco in attack for Madrid in Skopje, as they won 2-1.
The United manager now accepts that any chance of bringing the former Tottenham man back to the Premier League, appear to be over.
“I think so, I think clearly the club wants him, the manager wants him, the player wants it,” he said.
“I think game over. Because I think now he’s going to stay.”