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Berba: I’d Never Do What Tevez Did

Dimitar Berbatov is leaving United this summer but insists he would never behave like Carlos Tevez has since leaving the club.

“Tevez did ​​it out of spite,” Berbatov told BG TV. “But I wouldn’t do something like that. I had the opportunity to sign for City but I chose United. City are the champions but to me they just bought the title. They bought so many players. I’m sure next year Manchester United will be on top again. Ferguson is honest. He knows how to talk to anyone. After meeting with him you go out so motivated. You want to conquer the world. Before the start of this season, I spoke with Ferguson and asked him if he’ll rely on me. He said to me that he needed me and that I’d play. I’m looking for answer myself why I was sitting on the bench. I spoke with Ferguson about ten times. I was fighting for my place and I was trying but obviously the team will rely on young players.”

Translated by Inna.

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  1. Sandeep1878 says:

    wanna laugh?

    time for cunt’s magic shin pads :P

  2. Ancha says:


    My last post was for you.

    Norman, Coomy

    Nice additions there!

  3. MG says:


    This summer will be a summer of multiple deja vu’s :lol:

    G’day Sandeep!

    I’ve heard David Gill has been listed for the Global Picture Awards :lol:


    We don’t need a room – we have United :lol:

  4. Dazbomber says:

    I went to see George and Paddy at the Talk of the North in Eccles it was a question and answer night. I was early so ii went in the Packet House pub on the corner . When i walked in Geoge was playing pool with all the lads, we had a great night George was great fun.

  5. King Eric says:

    Ancha – I dont think anyone has a problem with Hazard “weighing up his options” as you put it,. What does annoy me and probably others is the way he is playing the big I am and saying he will announce where he is going soon and all that bollocks. 6 month back it was Spurs and Arsenal. Then City and United. Now Chelsea. He sounds a self loving little prick, great player nonetheless.

    RedBilly – Hello mate. How’s tricks? Not a snowballs chance in hell Tom will land up a bitter pal. Ha that article I posted is a fucking piss take. The money at the top says it all. Worse than their “Thanks for everything Sheik Monsioer ” banner they have plastered over the council house. Horrible bastards.

  6. King Eric says:

    I fucking HATE this notion that all the media are spouting that United have done for years what Chelsea and City are doing now by buying success. We earned our fucking money and therein lies the difference.

    That toff cunt Saggers was last night saying that of all the top clubs Arsenal are different as they produce youth. Sorry who like? United have never done that have they. Fucking idiot.

  7. King Eric says:

    Norman 85 – Spot on pal.

  8. Marq says:

    Haters will never recognise our success, so don’t bother about explaining to them. We know where our money came from, they too know it, they just refuse to see it. The only other team that is doing what we are doing is Arsenal, but the amount of success in recent years is there for all to see.

    Btw, it would be damn funny if Chelsea are eliminated in the qualifying stage of the CL next season, haha

  9. Tejas says:

    It is a shame I can’t have a flag saying “Two Loves” on it but it probably wouldn’t have the same effect would it?

  10. Albert Ross says:

    Laurin da Silva is in Lisbon and is happy by the prospect of having one of her sons close.

    “Fabio is excited to go. It is very settled, and I think will be good for everyone. He wants to make the move. I’ve been in Lisbon for four or five days and loved it, it’s a very beautiful city, and since Fabio will be happy here I am also going to be!”

    Good luck Fabio, give your all to Benfica, come back and join Rafael in our First team.

  11. Sandeep1878 says:

    King Eric,

    spot on!!

    We are spending what we are earning..

    Its time we understood that just because we are the richest brand in football doesnt mean we pay over the odds for any fucking player..

    I also agree with this thing about Hazard, who the fuck he thinks himself? totally agreed hez a young lad full of skills and potential, that doesnt mean he keeps on saying,

    I will be going to Manchester next season, definitely, the color will be blue,

    I will be heading for vacation and then i will decide my future….

    eh? for fuck sake, hang on until you make your move and dont come up with stupid statements every now and then,

    It is that part of the lad i a player he is fantastic..


    coming to the point,

    some people need not misunderstand as Ancha’s post from his Arsenal friend, at the same we shouldnt be cribbing about other clubs when they but etc..

    However my point is very simple, one should not misunderstand them cunts with us,

    basically, at this historical club,

    we spend what we earn (perhaps understatement under Glazers),
    we play for the pride and passion, club over players any day, otherwise shown the exit door,
    agreed we dont make Ronaldos and Becks every year, but still we keep on winning when we sell them,

    There is lot of difference between how we operate and others. perhaps its time these rival fans understood that,

    This club was never built on oil or Russian mafia money, the club epitomes the hard work, passion and pride.

    People might say what if a sheikh buys our club, will we be operating same?

    I honestly think we will not be bothered by money, irrespective of the debt we have,

    as long as we have Sir Alex and the red connection, we will continue to work on the philosophy on which the club was/is built..

    and yeah i have and some others here have no doubt that the Chavs and bitters have bought the success, unlike us and the scouse..

    This is not a super market, this is a sustainable resource and this is Manchester United..

    and yeah fuck you Bitters, virus and chavs..

    Rant over

  12. romeo says:

    Forget Hazard we should break the bank for Lucas Moura. Chelsea are apparently closing in on him.
    He is a beast!

  13. Sandeep1878 says:

    no hard feelings,

    but fans here who are justifying that if i have

    low money + titles and high pay + titles – where would i go?


    these very fans should understand this theory also,

    Modric – worth 30 Million..

    when City, Madrid and Chelsea come in,

    Modric – 50 Million..

    If you are the buyer, which equation you will be looking at based on your theory high paid + titles..


    That fucking settles why we fans hate these mercenary clubs..

    they are simply spoiling the game..

    and take this,

    United will never buy a player who is valued at astronomical figures, simply because the figures are not worth what we are buying..


    this doesnt mean i m running away from the Glazers, i fucking hate them cunts..

    but i was just trying to elaborate the modus operandi at United and why we will never compete against these mercenary cunts,

    one, we dont have money,
    two, its not worth it.


    May be we can see some changes in salary structure in the near future, at least that will keep the ambition up!!.


    I would rather see investing us in young potential rather than paying over the odds for any fucking player..

    with all honesty, agreed we will need quality signings this season..

    but they wont be the ones in the bracket 50 Millions..that is for taken..

  14. coomy says:

    if u need to inject 500 millions in a team just to finish level on points with united, all the oil money in this world wont be enough to match its history

  15. Sandeep1878 says:



    we already have a beast though :)


  16. mikekelly12 says:

    Just a quick one as I’ve got to go teach a lesson in a second, but just been on the talkshite website and they had the away support table for this year. It’s based on away attendance and were 17 out of 20 with only Stoke, Fulham and Arsenal worse than us???? Does this seem strange to anyone? Is it because we get our allocation docked by Liverpool, city and the likes?? The top 3 were 1. Swansea 2. Liverpool and 3. West Brom??

  17. United.George says:

    Happy birthday costas….

  18. Sandeep1878 says:


    well said pal, spot on!!

  19. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:

    Mike Kelly

    That is absolute bull shit given United have sold out there away allocation in every game. In fact we have over subscribed by average of 8 thousand for every game. We are the only team that have a ballot for every game, not a single away ticket goes on general sale.

    Talk shite are talking shite again the abu cunts

  20. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:

    *Their away allocation

  21. Costas says:

    Ok, this is round 2. Thanks again everyone. :) Forgive me if I address you like this but I don’t want to forget anyone. I really appreciate it. Being born on the same day as Best. One of my proudest feelings, that’s for sure.

    Thanks to Albert Ross for the poem! I’ve always said it, but the guy has a way with words. :)

  22. Sandeep1878 says:

    Evening Giggsy 12, M19ke and United George..

    Good day fellas..

  23. MUFCJord says:

    Phil Jones spoke to about the seasons final day. Read about them here

  24. mikekelly12 says:

    Costas – It’s your Birthday?? I didn’t know All the “Best” Colonal Costas.

    Giggs12 – I know mate, go on the website. I couldn’t believe it!! There were about 10k at Blackburn this season. I can understand the promoted teams being up there making the most of seeing other Premier League clubs but Liverpool and West Brom in the top 3 and us 17th? Are they taking the piss?!!

    Sandeep – alright pal.

  25. Redbilly says:

    King Eric- hello mate. Glad to hear the little fellow gas a ‘ no bitter’ clause written into the father son relationship.

    They really are horrible cunts. Easy to forget their boasting of having unlimited funds is not aimed at us alone but at any club fan who criticises the situation. Absolute cunts. Did you see the sheik when they won it, no reaction. Says it all .

  26. MG says:


    Get the cake out :lol:

    And the kebabs :lol:

  27. Costas says:


    Indeed it is. Thanks mate!


    Everything is in place. A kebab feast is scheduled for tonight. :lol:

  28. Sandeep1878 says:

    Just done with creating a ROM page and group on facebook,

    If you fellow red bloggers have facebook ID, then please join,

    Thanks, cheers

  29. MG says:


    I’m in – just requested as AG known to the may as MG :lol:



    I’m going to check my travel requirements :lol:

  30. Sandeep1878 says:


    evening mate,

    spot on with the reaction thing,

    well, throwing money and buying this, and that kinda reaction goes on to show the attitude…

    next season, i hope our lads will be up for it..

    Not just the league, we have been fucked big time in CL, time for revenge..

    also that FA cup needs a lift..its been a long time..

    Really excited with the lads coming through.

    Just hope we dont suffer more injuries…

    and boy oh boy, i m all excited about Keane, he is gonna be one hell of a player!!

    at his age, the kind of game play he has shown this season, its really amazing!!

  31. Sandeep1878 says:


    are you the one who traveled to Paris in the year 2009? ;)

    accept the request bugger :P

  32. WillieRedNut says:

    Costas? I had a cake prepared mate, but that cunt Terry ran in and ate the whole thing! :P

    ps he had his full kit on ;)

  33. Redbilly says:

    Evening Sandeep- it struck me he was completely indifferent. Mind you, if I’d dine a billion on a two bit club like that I would have a blank expression too.

  34. Sandeep1878 says:

    time to cook dinner, the trouble of being a Bachelor, well not exactly ;)

    Laters ROM

  35. Costas says:


    :lol: :lol:

    And then Shreeves told me point blank that the CLLC ate all my cake. :)

  36. Albert Ross says:

    Costas, thanks for your thanks! It’s as worth enjoying as a tasty taco or kebab …

    … ‘cos ta’s cost as tacos taste. Free and delicious.

  37. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Goodday Reds. This entire Hazard issue is completely toxic at the moment :cool:

    Clear enough the press is doing another Wee Wes on us. Everyone needs to seriously relax and wait until the big Scot has his say.

  38. MIDDYRED says:

    So Berbaflop is basically calling SAF a LIAR ???????

    Seems like sour grapes to me, he obviously now wishes he’d signed for City. Transparent tosser.

  39. Albert Ross says:


    No- the opposite in fact. Berbatov is saying Sir Alex is NOT a liar.
    He also stated that he will not go to city, as he is loyal.

    Your comment seems like sour grapes, you obviously now wish he’d signed for City.
    Transparent tosser.

  40. Adam says:

    I would have really liked to see Berba in the creative midfield role for a few matches along TC. His composure, sublime range of passing, and extraordinary football brain along would potentially bring something special into our game.

  41. MIDDYRED says:

    @albert ross. “he also stated that he will not go to City as he is loyal” Don’t think there is much chance of that my friend ! If you read his statement, he said that SAF is always honest and that when asked he (SAF) said that he (Berbatof) would play then left him sat on the bench. THAT is Berbatofs gripe if you had taken the time to read his statement. So, basically he IS calling SAF DISHONEST (which we all know he is) if not a liar. Follow?


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