Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Berbatov Inspires His Teammates, Says Rio

Berbatov Inspires His Teammates, Says Rio

Rio Ferdinand hailed Dimitar Berbatov's arrival as the decisive influence in Wayne Rooney's current brilliant form.

Rooney scored seven goals in his last five competitive games, a record which any player would be proud of. Pundits praised, and rightly so, Emile Heskey for getting the best out of Rooney but Berbatov should also get some recognition for it, argues Rio.

'Wayne is confident, playing well - and being honest, one of the reasons I was happy that Berbatov signed for United was that I knew it would inspire other players in the team to step their game up another level,' said Ferdinand.

'It's not just the forwards but the other players as well - because when a new player comes in that's what happens.

'Everyone wants to impress that player and show them why they are playing for Manchester United. I think 'Wazza' has taken that on board and gone from strength to strength.

'I think they can be a great pairing - but what I'm getting at is Berbatov's arrival will help him become a better player individually and go to another level.'


Ferdinand, of course, knows full well that the papers' opinion that Rooney had a rubbish season is, well, rubbish.

''Wazza' scored 15 goals last season, and made 15 'assists'. That was a great season, and yet he wants to keep on improving and keep on getting better - and he's doing that.

'Some players go into their shells and can't handle it.

'They think 'I can't do this'. They either end up playing rubbish, or you get others like Wayne who take on that battle head first - and he's doing that.'


Now let's hope they do not jinx him with all these words!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday October 16 2008
Time: 7:18PM

Comments

0
berbatov is a class act he;s a bit like king eric when he was at united he inspired the players to perform and i think berbatov is just like that
matth01
17/10/2008 14:18:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Linked to Brazilian Striker

Lurking on the media this morning is the inference, coming from Brazil, that Manchester United are taking an interest in a young striker.

United Take 20-Man Squad to Saint Etienne

Manchester United are hoping that the second leg of the last-32 Europa League, away to Saint-Etienne this Wednesday, is nothing more than a formality.

Galatasaray Winger Wants Old Trafford Move

This morning, a piece of transfer gossip mentions the name of Manchester United in its opening gambit.

Why a Europa League Tie on a Wednesday Night?

We have the answer!

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Blackburn (FA Cup 5th round)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Romero8%
Young2%
Smalling2%
Rojo0%
Darmian0%
Carrick2%
Herrera15%
Lingard0%
Mkhitaryan47%
Rashford7%
Martial0%
Pogba5%
Ibrahimovc12%
Mata0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 26 2017 2:15PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 26 2017 4:30PM : Southampton (H)
Capital One Cup
Mar 4 2017 12:30PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2017 1:30PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2017 12:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.ForeverUnited1
Vital Football Comment