Jamie Redknapp believes Manchester United can become instant title favourites if they are able to land the signature of Gareth Bale.

The Red Devils have been linked with the out-of-favour Real Madrid player throughout the summer with manager Zinedine Zidane recently claiming "anything can happen" with regard to the future of his attacking trident.

With the two clubs set to face each other on Tuesday (8 August) in their European Super Cup clash, United manager Jose Mourinho revealed that he could launch a bid for Bale depending on whether or not he plays in Macedonia.

If Bale were to move to Old Trafford, it would end a four-year spell in Spain and mark his return to the Premier League, where in his last season for Tottenham, he scored 21 league goals.

And Redknapp believes the 28-year-old would return to his old ways and "rip the Premier League apart".

"If it did (happen) I think you should just give Manchester United the trophy now," Redknapp told Sky Sports News. "It won't be to do with anyone else because Gareth Bale is that good. He would rip the Premier League apart if he came here."

"I think the way that he plays - in that team - he would be sensational. There are only a few players that can do what he can. He is sensational. He is made for the Premier League."

Another player who played a key role in the Premier League, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, agrees with Redknapp's assessment, stating that Bale gives teams another dimension. But the Frenchman also believes United will face competition for the Welshman's signature.

"He is made for every league," Henry added. "If he becomes available I don't think it will only be Man United going in for him. But on the other side how many teams could compete with Manchester United could offer?"

"When you have a guy like Gareth Bale he gives you another dimension. If he leaves I'm sure he (Jose) will try and buy him - and if he comes then watch out everybody."

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Bale claimed his third European Cup since moving to Real but his future at the club is uncertain Getty Images