Gareth Bale ‘still world class’ and Andy Goldstein would take him at Manchester United, but ex-Chelsea defender Jason Cundy remains unconvinced by Tottenham star’s revival

Gareth Bale is proving to his doubters that he HAS still got it with his return to form in recent matches.

The Welshman, on loan at Tottenham from Real Madrid, scored a brace in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Burnley.

Bale looked back to his best against Burnley

It is now four goals in as many games for Bale, who also netted in both the Europa League last-32 ties against Wolfsberger, whom Tottenham beat 8-1 on aggregate.

Before his mini-resurgence, the 31-year-old has scored just four goals in 16 appearances for Spurs as he struggled to nail down a regular starting place in Jose Mourinho’s team.

However, a fit and firing Bale could play a vital role for Tottenham in the second half of the season as they look to end their 13-year trophy drought.

Spurs face Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League last-16 next week and take on Man City in the Carabao Cup final on April 25.

Most of Bale’s first-team minutes have come in cup competitions this season, but that could be about to change due to his return to form
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talkSPORT host Andy Goldstein has insisted Bale is ‘world class’ and would love for his club, Manchester United, to sign him.

However, Jason Cundy remains unconvinced by the winger’s form given he has only scored against Wolfsberger, referred to by the former Chelsea defender as ‘chicken burger’, and Burnley.

You can read their entertaining back-and-forth on Bale from Monday’s Sports Bar, below…

Andy Goldstein: “I don’t have doubts about Gareth Bale.”

Jason Cundy: “Oh, I do. He’s played ‘chicken burger’ [Wolfsberger] and Burnley!”

Goldstein: “The ball he passed to Harry Kane, it doesn’t matter who you’re playing, his passing and his [second] goal against Burnley…”

Cundy: “He can still pass the ball, that’s not going to change. When Wayne Rooney’s legs went, he could still pass. You gave him time and space, he had the ability. I’m still not convinced Gareth Bale is anywhere near the Bale he was.”

Goldstein: “I am.”

Cundy: “Because he beat Burnley?”

Goldstein: “No, no, because he’s getting back to full fitness.

“He’s still world class, without a shadow of a doubt. His finish for that second goal… no one would have saved that. His ball to Harry Kane was sublime. I’ve never had a doubt about Gareth Bale.”

Bale opened the scoring for Tottenham in the second minute against Burnley

Cundy: “Over the course of the season, I’ve seen enough of Bale to reserve my judgement.”

Goldstein: “He wasn’t fit enough. He’s getting back to fitness now.

“I’d have him at my club [Manchester United]; would you not have him at Chelsea?”

Cundy: “I’d have to see more of him before I make that call, but right now? No, I’ve not seen enough.”

Goldstein: “He wasn’t fit when he went to Tottenham and the more I see him the more impressed I am with him.”

Cundy: “Yeah, but against ‘chicken burger’?”

Goldstein: “He can only play against the teams in front of him! You’re being a bit harsh. Can Spurs get top four?”

Cundy: “It’s one of those seasons, of course they can.”

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