Date: 26th July 2013 at 1:20am
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Linked with a move to Old Trafford, Manchester will be encouraged by Gareth Bale’s latest comments. 

has seen his stock rise over the past few season as Tottenham’s star player and is now being linked with a big money move to Real Madrid. Reports earlier this week claimed he had agreed a 6 year deal with the club but Tottenham denied this.

Manchester will take heart from Spurs’ comments, as they have designs of taking to and will hope it’s second time lucky, having failed to sign him from Southampton in 2007.

will take further encouragement from Bale’s words, speaking at an EA sport event for the new FIFA 14 game.

Asked by EA Sport who his idol growing up was, the Spurs star responded:

”Ryan Giggs. He’s from Wales, left-footed and played left-wing like I do. It was an obvious choice.

“I’ve watched him a lot over the years – he’s an unbelievable player and a true legend of football.”

With taking up a coaching role and set to hang up his boots at the end of the season, could Giggs hold the key to signing Bale?

have constantly used former star to sway players, Raphael Varane was said to be set to join before Zidane intervened and are using him to woo Bale, so could Giggs by Moyes’ ace in the hole in this instance?