Berbatov: Better for everyone if I leave
Dimitar Berbatov has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United
Dimitar Berbatov believes it would be "better for everyone" if he left Manchester United this summer.
Berbatov's four-year stay at Old Trafford looks to be coming to a close after he found himself outside manager Sir Alex Ferguson's first-team plans last season. The 31-year-old managed just 12 league appearances last term, scoring seven goals, a year after he was the Barclays Premier League's equal top-scorer.
Berbatov has now hinted he had given up hope of remaining at United, despite admitting he would like to see out his the final year of his deal. He wrote on his official Facebook page: "The truth is, I love this club, but I am not going to be useful to anyone if I am not playing. And I want to play, I want to help."
He added: "But for unknown reasons it's not going to happen, or my chances will be limited, so it's better for everyone if we say goodbye.
"If not, I am professional and I will keep doing everything I can to help my team and my team-mates, whenever I have opportunity to do so."
A host of clubs are apparently already circling to acquire the services of a player who cost United £30million when he signed from Tottenham four years ago.
Reports have suggested that United have slapped a price tag of £10million on Berbatov's head, although the striker claimed Ferguson had told him the figure was half of that amount.
"Because I am tired of speculation, I am telling you this," he wrote. "I read the papers and I see they say 10 million pounds is my price. I go and talk with Sir Alex, and he says to me 5 million. So who is telling the truth, what do you think??"
Berbatov has scored 48 league goals at United, helping them to two Premier League titles, but his Old Trafford future has been in doubt since he was left out of the squad for the 2010-11 Champions League final against Barcelona at Wembley.
Last season he found himself behind Wayne Rooney and young strikers Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez in the pecking order, although he served a reminder of his goalscoring class with a hat-trick against Wigan on Boxing Day.
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I am a Man,U, FAN, THE FELLOW IS A CLASS ACT, silky skills, an eye for a pass and goal,
I think Ferguson, HAS, and is making a mistake with this fellow, on the down side he is a Moody player, and who am I to argue with Ferguson,
Yet again bacon face is letting a class act go, he is miles better than Welbeck, although he can look lazy and slow.
faith in Wellbeck! He's a decent player but nowhere nearly as good as the media has made him
out to be! In certain situations he has not got the class....the goal in the Euros was a good goal,but as a striker it was a natural movement for how the ball came to him....however what else did he do
? lm not trying to run Wellbeck down as he is a good player...but Fergie made a big mistake in not
playing Berbatov much more....although l understand Fergie does try to encourage the youth players...but he has made mistakes last season in his selections..without a doubt...If Berbatov
was shown as much faith as the Wellbecks and Chicharitos l believe we would have won the league and played much better football....thats my opinion!
One of the greatest touch players of all time , of course he needs to leave how can a player of this quality sit on the bench week after week.... the situation reminds me of when Spurs had Rebov another player with fantastc ability left out each week by the childish Glen Hoddle ... Fergurson is the same , couldnt believe he was not using him throughout last season .... perhaps one day he will expain why
Love to see Berba back at Spurs
Your posts are littered with poor grammar and terrible spelling. Can't even give you the benefit of typos with most of them.Perhaps it should be YOU who wears incontinence pants - when you go back to primary school to try and learn to spell.What a plank. Stop trying to bully others, you thicko.
Has been a good player but at 31 you can see that he is not upto the pace at the top level. He has had some good times at the club, and some not so good but he has always stayed professional and all credit to him for that.
Move to France Berba, nice bit of money there in an up and coming game, maybe an exchange for Lewandowski. What ever happens all the best for the future.