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Berbatov Mardy Like Cantona

Dimitar Berbatov is keen to finally get a move through to Manchester United, two years after rushing a deal with Tottenham Hotspur rather than wait around for United.

After the Premier League couldn’t find enough to charge United with tapping up from Daniel Levy’s evidence, the press seem pretty certain a deal will go through sometime before the transfer window closes.

With Wayne Rooney lacking in match fitness following weeks without training due to ‘a virus’ and Carlos Tevez’s return to Argentina for a family bereavement, we were forced to see how easy it for United to be in trouble. Had Rooney not been able to play through lack of training, coupled with Louis Saha’s injury, Frazier Campbell would be the only available striker on our books. Clearly, buying a new striker would be preferable.

Berbatov has gone with ‘the Cristiano Ronaldo approach’, talking about what he dreams of. He’s also defended the moody figure he has cut over the past few months, likening himself to Eric Cantona.

“I’m now in Tottenham but no one can disagree with me wanting to follow my dream,” said Berbatov. “I’m not angry about the decision of Juande Ramos to name me as a substitute. I’m not crying. I only show my emotions to my close friends and family. But if I was laughing when I was on the bench, people would say I was an idiot. I noticed that Eric Cantona never smiled but I don’t know if anyone ever asked him why he didn’t look happier.”

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  1. denton davey says:

    Nice comment from Berbatov. Shows a knowledge of the game’s history – and UTD’s, too.

    The “smart money” is now on the move getting sorted, sharpish. It would seem that UTD’s failure to knock the snot out of the Geordies (how many actual Geordies ?), will be seen to “force” SAF to move closer to Spurs’ evaluation of their market leverage. Maybe – but HE is a obstinate old SOB and that’s one of the reasons why he’s been right more often that not.

    All the straws-in-the-wind seem to suggest that Berbatov is THE ONE; wouldn’t it be surprising if he has been the scarecrow and the real object of SAF’s affection is someone else ? Since the manager has maintained a principled silence on the name of the object of his affection, the linkage with Berbatov is purely speculative. And, because UTD is no longer a PLC, there is no reliable information made public knowledge about the transfer-target.

  2. ajuni edwin charles says:

    At this situation of the moment united boss sir Alex has to realise the urgency of signing two prolific strikers if they are to compete favorably with chelsea.

    i dont quite understand what is happening with manucho

  3. ian says:

    We need to forget about Berba and sign Villa and Falcao for our future!berba would be playing at the top level in 4 years times!!

  4. Sagar Shah says:

    yeah I’m curious as to what is going on with manucho.
    Hopefully he can get his permit sorted and berbatov signs for us as well.

  5. Tom F says:

    Yeah, I find it quite frusrating that we have a seemingly decent forward in Manucho and we can not play the guy! Where is he? I thought he’d be able to take part in our pre-season tour of SA!?

    I am pleased with Cambell though. He looked good for his debut and can only improve with more games. Tevez will offer a massive threat on his return, the only thing facing us is a Pompey side, away and who have just suffered a battering in Chelsea. They will be determined and I hope we are even more so!

  6. Anant says:

    i always hate away trips to fratton park . we never seem to win down there !

  7. John Tring says:

    Berbatov story is beoming like CR story of Real Madrid. Hope Utd management don’t get obsessed. Yes, he’s a good player but not the only one around. At least to lift the morale of the team and fans alike, it’s essential to sign someone ASAP. And yes, anyone knows what’s happening with Manucho? WP appl’n is lodged yet?

  8. suhayl says:

    Manucho. UTD havent applied for his work permit yet..this submission hasnt been lodged to the home office from utd yet. As utd are waiting for manucho to recover from his metatarsal injury he suffered early this summer. Which puts him being fit and ready atleast another 6 weeks away. Bad news all round really


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