Manchester United face Barcelona on the 10th of March in what promises to be a classic quarter-final champions league tie. The clash is one of the keenly talked about clash as it features two of the biggest and successful teams in Europe.
Barcelona are the undisputed favourite for the clash as they boast the mercurial forward Lionel Messi in their ranks and have the best team on paper. However, as United showed in the round of 16 clash against PSG count them out at your own peril.
Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov has spoken of his dream of taking over the reins at Manchester United one day after being inspired by current interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The narrow 2-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion last time out handed the Red Devils their seventh win on the trot in all competitions since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the managerial berth from Jose Mourinho.
Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Dimitar Berbatov believes that the London team will have to invest in new players if they want to challenge for the title. He said that he has watched the game against Arsenal and believes that Spurs was second best throughout the game. The former Manchester United player said that they even scored against the run of play and they do not deserve to win anything from this game.
He said that Tottenham Hotspur will need to strengthen if they want to win trophies or they risk to fall further behind their rivals. He believes that the club is being hindered by the construction of their new stadium and this is why they have not been able to invest money in new players. He said that it is appearing as if the club does not have the squad to cater for both the Champions League as well as the Premier League and this is why they are struggling at the moment. Continue Reading
Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has responded harshly to claims by David James through an Instagram post. The player posted a picture of himself on a plane heading back to his home country following the end of the Indian Super League season.
Berbatov stars for Kerala Blasters in the league with former Liverpool and Aston Villa goalkeeper James as the coach. The former England international finished his career in India and returned to lead the side from mid-season following the club’s contract termination of Rene Meulensteen.
The Blasters lost due to stoppage time goals by Bengaluru FC after 90 minutes of intense back and forth. At the post match conference, James said it was just that football is cruel for his side to not have gone through. He praised the defence of the opposition as a major factor in the game. The managers believes the strong defence and team spirit of Bengaluru FC can help them break the jinx of league stage winners not going on to be eventual champions of the ISL.
Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurstriker DimitarBerbatov has snubbed a possible return to the Premier League to feature for Watford, according to reports.
The 36-year old is already thinking of his post retirement plans as he ignored a move to Watford for Kerala Blasters.
The Premier League legend would be heading to India later in the year to join former United coach Rene Meulensteen. The seven-time Bulgarian Player of the Year award winner is set to become the third highest earning player in the history of the ISL when he resumes with Kerala.
Watford wanted him in a player-coach capacity but Berbatov ignored them, preferring a new experience in India. He would work with Meulensteen in coaching capacity, as a mentor to the Indian players and as one of the biggest players in the 2017/18 ISL.
Berbatov would link up with two former Manchester United players in Wes Brown and Paul Rachubka.
They would help the club in their title chase this term. Seven out of eight foreigners have joined but they should be enough as the two-time ISL runners-up seek to land their first title.
Berbatov is known for his exceptional ball control and goalscoring ability. He agreed to a one year deal with the Blasters but he is expected to stay longer in coaching and mentoring capacity, alongside Meulensteen. Before the Watford link, there were reports he would join Sunderland. However, the move never materialized.
DimitarBerbatov believes that Manchester United has made a great deal by signing Lukaku from Everton.
He believes that the striker has the necessary qualities to replace Wayne Rooney in the team.
However, he admitted that the departure of Rooney from Manchester United would be a big disadvantage for the team as he was a major influence in the dressing room. He said that the manager would have to find another leader to help the team.
DimitarBerbatov believes that the signing of Lukaku is a great acquisition for the team and that he is a player that will suit the playing style of Manchester United. He said that the player is a mobile one and that he will be taking part in the team play as well instead of just waiting for the ball to come to his feet in the box.
The former Manchester United striker believes that this will be an exciting season for Manchester United and he believes that the manager will still add more players to the team. He said that the Red Devils would need a big squad if they want to challenge for both the Premier League title as well as the Champions League.
He believes that Jose Mourinho already has a list of players that can help strengthen the team and that they are already working on getting some new signings.
He said that it is a bad decision from the Manchester United staff to let Ibrahimovic go. He believes that he will have been helpful in the dressing room especially now with the departure of Wayne Rooney. He said that ever since he joined the club he has been a wonderful signing for the club and he cannot understands why they allow him to leave the club at the end of his contract.