Real Madrid forward Bale has hinted that he decided to stay at Santiago Bernabeu to win trophies rather than joining United to be the main man.
The Welshman was linked with a move to United, with Mourinho encouraging him to make a move back to England but he opted for Madrid stay.
Unlike Neymar who joined PSG to become the main man but trophies are more worth to Bale than having all the limelight.
Real Madrid have struggled for goals of late and fans have called for Bale to be dropped with Ronaldo suspended.
‘Well there’s an argument for that,’ he told Daily Mail when asked about whether it was worth winning less to be a star.
‘But I think the main thing, when you look back on your career, is that you look at your trophies. In the end that’s probably the most important thing.’