His suspension is the result of a run-in with an anti-doping official after United's Europa League final win over Ajax in Stockholm at the end of last season.
Just this past weekend, Ian Rush, the leading scorer in both Wales and Liverpool history, said that he believes Bale should stay put with Real, and not move to Manchester.
Another reason why Bale would benefit from staying with the Spanish and European champions, says Rush, is that he is surrounded by the best talent in the game.
It is understood that the club's board have assured him he is the future of the team, while Zidane defended the forward in a recent press conference.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has indicated he intends to pursue Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale if he doesn't feature in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup, in which event he said he'll be "waiting" for the Welshman.
Real Madrid have been unusually quiet in the transfer market as Florentino Perez sits back and enjoys the burning of Barcelona whilst playing a tune on his lute (picture Nero doing it all those eons back).
"We are here: him, me and all the other players, and all the fans are here for tomorrow's match only". He will prepare his team and I will prepare mine.
"It's the same thing with Cristiano (Ronaldo), we've also had stories there". I left with peace of mind, I left without want to take out the dirty linen.
Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, a United target himself two years ago, was no more convincing. "I don't think you can underestimate what we've gone through to get to this stage", added the veteran midfielder Michael Carrick.
The Spaniard's current contract at Old Trafford runs out in 2019.
At the very least, he is planting a firm seed in the event does not play in Macedonia. Eric Bailly is also suspended.
On Sunday, Nemanja Matic became the third player to move to United this summer, joining from Chelsea for a fee reported to be around £40 million.
United boss Jose Mourinho has been looking for a wide player all summer but had all but given up on Ivan Perisic because of Inter Milan's £48m asking price.
'Even for Real it has to be hard.
Meanwhile the Daily Mirror reports that Sunday's defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield has prompted Conte to "fire yet another SOS to the Chelsea board for new signings".