The agent of Gareth Bale has admitted the forward is struggling at Real Madrid and has blamed his teammates for not passing the ball to him.

The reigning Champions League winners suffered a 2-1 defeat against Juventus in the first leg of the semifinal clash. The Wales international was heavily criticised for his performance and the stats showed he had made only 18 passes and had only 27 touches against the Italian champions.

Manchester United legends Roy Keane and Paul Scholes heavily criticised the former Tottenham Hotspur star for his display against the Old Lady. Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has revealed he is unhappy with the comments made by the football pundits.

Barnett also believes Bale can showcase his abilities if his Real teammates give the Welshman more time on the ball.

"Real have to work with Gareth and pass the ball to him more. Give him more of the ball and let him show everybody what he's good at," Barnett told the Telegraph.

"He's going to be the best player at Real Madrid when his team-mates work with him and help him. Hopefully Real will come to terms with this."

"I'm very upset that professional pundits don't realise these facts. Instead of criticising, they should look at it more closely because it's plain to see when you watch the games."

"We've been vindicated by these statistics and it's what we've been saying all along," "It proves that people don't know what they're talking about when they criticise Gareth, they are not looking at it properly," he added.

Real forward's representative suggests his client has not complained to his manager Carlo Ancelotti as he does not want to upset anyone at Santiago Bernabeu.

"Most people would have been broken by this but he is determined. He could have screamed and shouted or knocked on the manager's office door but he doesn't want to upset anyone," Bale's agent stressed.

"I spoke to him on Thursday and while he's obviously p------ off things aren't going well he is desperate to get out there again."

Manchester United have long been interested in signing Bale as Louis van Gaal wants to bring the forward back to the Premier League. With his agent's latest comments, it will only give the 20-times English champions a further boost in their ongoing pursuit of landing Bale this summer.