Following an injury-plagued season, the Real Madrid forward showed just what he is capable of during training at UCLA on Monday

You could be forgiven for being rusty early in pre-season but Gareth Bale looks as sharp as ever.

Bale and Real Madrid have only just started preparing for La Liga and Champions League title defences – based in Los Angeles for their tour of the United States.

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After only making 27 appearances in all competitions due to injuries last season and with Madrid eyeing Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe, Bale has a fight on his hands to cement his spot in the starting XI.

But the Welsh wizard showed just what he is capable of during training at UCLA on Monday.

 

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Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid kick-off their International Champions Cup campaign against Manchester United at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday.