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Gareth Bale's agent denies Manchester United link

It doesn't sound like the Welsh wing wonder will be making a move to Old Trafford any time soon.

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Our fair city is currently hosting the Soccerex conference; a meeting of football's grands fromages and other assorted contemptibles at the Manchester Central convention centre. One of those speaking today has been Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett, who denied that his client had recently been close to moving to Manchester United:

He added that Bale's perfectly happy to stay in Madrid for the long haul, despite the Welshman being subject to criticism from the supporters during a run of poor form last season:

But then again, he also said this, so maybe we shouldn't believe anything he says at all: