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Berbatov Should Have Dreamed About United In 2006

Berbatov Should Have Dreamed About United In 2006

Dimitar Berbatov pleaded Spurs to allow him fulfil his dream.

Our protracted chase for the Bulgarian has been all over the media yet it seems we are no nearer to an agreement than we were in June. The clubs, amazingly, still could not agree a fee while we are woefully short on attacking options for various reasons.

Berbatov is getting impatient, it's clear: he broke his silence and told Spurs through the press to allow him to fulfil his dream of joining United. It should be good news but I feel a little bitterness about it.

Because it is Dimitar Berbatov's fault. If it's a dream for him to play for Manchester United, then why didn't he seize the opportunity to sign for the club in 2006 when we were looking for a replacement for Ruud van Nistelrooy? Perhaps he's not as confident as he's pictured to be?

But of course it does not matter now. What matters is to seal this signing before Friday so that we can register him with the Premier League in order to be able to field him at Fratton Park. That's the most important now, not the past.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Monday August 18 2008
Time: 12:38PM

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Yes that did surprise me a bit as well - United really needed a striker back then too, and when Berbatov joined Spurs, he could easily have popped over to us instead. Either he thought he'd have a better chance with Spurs and just wanted to see how it went, and never imagined he could get into the United team, but now wants to. If not that, maybe he's just unhappy with what's going on at Spurs (though I can't imagine why he would be). Anyway, no harm done: he did well for Spurs, and Rooney and Ronaldo stepped it up for United. I think we will have a new striker sooner or later, but I'm not so sure it's going to be Berbatov. I feel Fergie is looking elsewhere (he watched Blackburn's Santa Cruz at the weekend) and, unless Tottenham pull the price down, he'll get someone else.
Man utd champions
18/08/2008 12:48:00
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Spurs fan here. The problem is that United never really committed to Berbatov in 2006. Spurs knew they wanted him and didn't hesitate to pay up when Bayer Leverkusen put a price on him. Berbatov has since said something like: "Spurs showed they wanted me. Where were all those other clubs then?" Most Spurs fans would probably like him to go now, we're as sick of this epic as you are. And I'm sick of the way players are simply allowed to ride roughshod over contractual obligations.
Shannon
18/08/2008 13:00:00
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Berba never moved in 2006 because, Man U never put in a bid to BL.. Spurs offered the asking price and took him. If Man U want him they should pay the the asking price, otherwise Spurs should just sell him abroad like what Fergie did to Heinze when he wouldn't allow him to go to Liverpool. Spurs should sell him abroad for £25m... If Utd want him they should pay the £30 odd million. If Tevez is worth £32m then Berba is worth at least £40m
Biggie169
18/08/2008 13:03:00
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i can see us signing someone other than Berbatov also, and has he just realised that this "dream" of his is 2 years late?? Surely if it's his dream to play for us he would have signed then, rather than signing for spurs!!?? He is/ can be very skillful, but at times he does seem like a bit of a mercenary, makes you wonder if he's just after the money??!!??
wolfe yid
18/08/2008 13:03:00
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I have no doubt that if Barca were to make an offer we'd be hearing that it's been his dream to play for them too. Players are so full of s*** and their contracts mean nothing. Please just get rid of him so we can get someone in, it's already having an effect on the team, the Boro result proves that. If he's good enough to be on the bench then why did he not start, talk about bite your nose off to spite your face Mr Ramos.
thfcchris
18/08/2008 13:49:00
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Cant wait for him to leave , there is no doubting his quality but the bloke is abit of a prxck really , Spurs are just squeezing for as much £ as they can , who can blame them , but id be amazed if he wasnt a Utd player by the end of the window
eastsideyid
18/08/2008 13:54:00
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Man utd never bid for him, there was probably interest but with no bid how could he have joined us?
rooneyisgod
18/08/2008 14:21:00
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'Dimitar Berbatov pleaded Spurs to allow him fulfil his dream.' This story if you listen to the whole interview and not just the daily mail manuised version is rubbish. Like your grammer. I thought you delayed you team photo to last friday to get him in it? Oh, that was the mail as well.
jol ie good
18/08/2008 14:35:00
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The mail is such a load of *****!
Grapes26
18/08/2008 16:23:00
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Nobody like the Mail.
Tosswink
18/08/2008 16:57:00
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