With Dimitar Berbatov seemingly behind Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez in pecking order, there have been suggestions that the Bulgarian will be on his way out of the club this summer.
Berbatov has just one year remaining on his current deal, with the option for the club to extend it by one year. David Gill claimed earlier in the summer there had never been plans to discuss a contract extension this summer because of the option we have on his contract.
The manager has today confirmed that the club have no intention of selling last season’s top scorer, claiming that when the other competitions kick in, we’ll get to see more of Berbatov.
“We’re not going to sell Berbatov – no way,” Ferguson said. “He will be involved. He’s got the experience to play a big part. They all want to play, but the young players are picking themselves and at the moment the games are well spaced out. But Dimitar’s been first class. No problem at all. When the Champions League and Carling Cup come along there will be opportunities for the other players to get games.”