Manchester United have been heavily linked with Dimitar Berbatov for over two years, following the striker’s decision to join Tottenham Hotspur rather than waiting for a bid from United in 2006.

Since then, he has made his position very clear on where his desired future is, leading to him being left out of the Spurs’ squad that lost to Sunderland at the weekend.

With time running out, Sir Alex Ferguson has confessed that the chances of us signing anyone are pretty slim.

However, Wayne Rooney doesn’t think this is a problem, claiming we have a team of players willing and able to step up to the plate.

“There’s been a lot of talk about bringing another forward in, and hopefully we can do that to strengthen the team, to help us spread it out,” he said. “But, if a forward doesn’t come in, then I’m sure we can deal with that. I’d probably have to stay up more then, and I’ve no problem with that. Over the last two years we’ve spread the goals out amongst the team, so as long as we’re doing that then I don’t see a problem.”

Wayne Rooney has also responded to criticism which says he’s not scoring enough goals.

“I’ve said many times that I’m an unselfish player,” he added. “Don’t judge my game purely on my goals – judge it on goals, assists and how I help the team play. That’s the way my game is. I’m a team player. Everyone’s talking about how I should score more goals, but we won the Premier League and the Champions League last season, so if that happened again then I’d be delighted, so I’ve got no problem at the minute.”

Do we need Berbatov to replicate last season’s success?