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
Dimitar Berbatov the striker from Bulgarian sealed the transfer of £30 million to the Red Devils in 2008 on the transfer deadline day. Now, he recalled the captivating details of his deadline of 2008 move to Manchester United – and why Sir Alex Ferguson made him say “what the f***” to him.
Berbatov sealed the transfer of £30 million from Spurs on 31 of August when the north Londoners accepted the shocking bid from the Manchester City squad in the beginning of the day. 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.
Dimitar Berbatov discloses that he had a conversation with the Black Cats over the possibility of him joining them in the on-going season, but, the conversation didn’t get to a fruitful conclusion.
It’s been about 9 months now that Berbatov is without any club. The previous time he had featured in a top flight fixture was when he was at PAOK which did not give him an extension to his contract post his debut season there.
Since then, there has been a drought of offers. However, that is not pushing Berbatov towards retirement yet. His desire to play is intact and he is just waiting for someone to hand him a contract.
As per Berbatov, somebody like him who has had such a huge career in soccer and given the fact that his physical fitness remains quite good despite being on the wrong side of thirties, he just doesn’t feel like putting his playing career to an end at all.
Berbatov is not sure how many more seasons he can continue for. He says he is going to take it season by season, week by week, but, right now, it’s just about having an opportunity and while it would have been nice to have that opportunity with Sunderland, he understands that I Love Man Utd there are times when things don’t tend to fall in place and one has to keep patience.
It Sunderland had gone for Berbatov, his innovation upfront might have proved to be quite beneficial for them especially at a time when they are in dire straits and are in desperate need of some positive impetus.
But it didn’t happen and Berbatov’s spell on the side-lines extended even further much to the disappointment of his enormous fan-base which is spread all around the world.
A Spurs fan has reportedly told the BBC that he wants his team to sign DimitarBerbatov to cope with the absence of Harry Kane.
Indeed the England international has been ruled out until the end of the season and Spurs are currently left with only Janssen as a recognized striker.
This is a shame for Tottenham Hotspurs as Harry Kane has been in great form in recent games and they would have been counting on his goals to help them clinch a top four finish that would allow them to qualify for the Champions League.
At the moment Mauricio Pochettino would be relying on Vincent Janssen to score the all important goals.
There is not a lot that Tottenham Hotspurs can do at the moment, and one fan has suggested that they sign their former player DimitarBerbatov.
Former Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester United striker DimitarBerbatov is currently a free agent after leaving Greek club PAOK and could be an attractive option for Spurs.
However, the player is currently 36 years old and may lack match fitness to play at this level. But this would be a great opportunity for the former Bulgarian international to make up for the manner he left Spurs for Manchester United.
Dimitar Berbatov has stated in the past that he wants to play again and that he will not retire soon. This can be a great opportunity for him to prove that he can still play at the highest level and help his former team clinch a qualification for the Champions League.
Mauricio Pochettino believes that he had enough players in his squad to cope with the absence of Harry Kane and said that he wants his team to remain focus on the objective of finishing as close to the leaders as possible.
Former Tottenham and Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov is set to start training with former employers Manchester United as he considers a return to the league that brought him to the spotlight.
Berbatov who is currently out of contract after leaving POAK in the summer, is heavily linked with a return to Premier League club Swansea after manager Bob Bradly revealed the former United goal poacher is on his radar.
The Swansea manager last month said, “I saw Dimitar in May at a celebration game for Hristo Stoichkov in Sofia, I’ve met him a few times and I know he is anxious to get back in the Premier League; everyone inside our club knows that.”
Also, reports in Bulgarian media suggest that the 35-year-old striker is keen on returning to the English top flight despite his age. Berbatov is set to visit the Manchester United training ground in Carrington next week in other to train with Jose Mourinho’s men as he prepares for a possible spell with another English club.
It would be recalled that the former Bulgarian international joined Manchester United from Tottenham in the summer of 2008; following the move, Berbatov went on to score an impressive 48 goals in 108 premier league appearance for the red devils.
Berbatov who had since left Old Trafford has gone on to play for Fulham, Monaco, and Greek outfit POAK, reproducing the form that saw Manchester United pay a huge sum of £30.5 million for his services in 2008.
One thing is certain, If Berbatov is to sign for any premier league club in the coming transfer window, he would no doubt bring with him the much need experience and knowledge any team would appreciate.
For now, Berbatov will concentrate on training and try to keep fit while he prepares for a possible interest from any premier league club.