Berbatov set for new Man Utd contract

Manchester United are looking to stop any rumour of a sale for Dimitar Berbatov by extending his Old Trafford contract, according to ESPN.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been impressed with the way the Bulgarian has performed recently and is looking to extend the contract. Berbatov has scored four goals in two games against Fulham and Wigan and is expected to start against Blackburn tomorrow. United have a one-way option of extending Berbatov’s contract by 12 months and will take advantage of that in March.

Berbatov’s current contract runs out at the end of the season and he has been linked with a move to former club Bayer Leverkusen. The Bulgarian has expressed a desire to stay at Old Trafford, despite the lack of first team opportunities he has found this season. The 30 year old has only made two starts in the league so far this season.

Ferguson dropped Berbatov from his Champions League final squad last season, which has prompted reports since then of a move away from Old Trafford. Berbatov was United’s top league goalscorer last season, but has been inconsistent since his £30m move from Tottenham in 2008. Ferguson said: ‘We’ll be exercising (the option to renew). I think it kicks in in March’.

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