Berbatov set to leave Man Utd

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has told Sir Alex Ferguson he is unhappy with his current role at the club and will leave in the summer, The Independent reports.

The Bulgarian has slipped down the pecking order at Old Trafford following the emergence of Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck, which has seen him make just 10 Barclays Premier League appearances this season. Berbatov did not make the squad for last May’s Champions League final, which began rumours about an exit from the club. Former side Bayer Leverkusen were reportedly interested in signing Berbatov once again and Paris Saint Germain are also interested in the 30 year old.

Berbatov scored five goals in two games over the Christmas period, but that was not enough to cement his place in the starting line-up and the striker has made his feelings known to Sir Alex Ferguson. The United boss conceded that the £30.75m signing from Tottenham is most likely to leave in the summer, because of Berbatov’s desire to play regular first-team football.

Ferguson said: “His concern is not getting first-team football. At 31, he is looking at first-team football. It is difficult for me to guarantee that, so it could lead to him looking elsewhere. We will be taking up the option on his contract. We will look at the end of the season, but until then, he remains at United.”

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