UK time is: 15:24:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 16 2008

Time: 7:18PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
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
Report Abuse
17/10/2008 14:18:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Weekend Gossip Round-Up (Monday April 27 2015)

A Three Goal Margin? (Monday April 27 2015)

Smalling on Goodison Park Rout! (Sunday April 26 2015)

Stats: Everton v United (Sunday April 26 2015)

Dortmund Midfielder Deal Almost Done? (Saturday April 25 2015)

It`s Not Just About Us You Know! (Saturday April 25 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 33 23 8 2 39 77
2. Man City 34 20 7 7 34 67
3. Arsenal 33 20 7 6 31 67
4. Man Utd 34 19 8 7 25 65
5. Liverpool 33 17 7 9 11 58
6. Spurs 34 17 7 10 6 58
7. Southampton 34 17 6 11 21 57

Breaking League News

Don't Insult Me - Pearson
Leicester City : 28/04/2015 15:17:00
Sanchez Gains Okore Praise
Aston Villa : 28/04/2015 14:57:00
No Benteke Interest & Other Rumours
Aston Villa : 28/04/2015 14:46:00
Audio - Three Players From Success?
Arsenal : 28/04/2015 14:29:00
Given Time?
Aston Villa : 28/04/2015 14:18:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Everton?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 8%
Valencia 0%
Smalling 12%
McNair 0%
Shaw 6%
Blind 6%
Mata 0%
Herrera 12%
Fellaini 0%
Young 0%
Rooney 0%
Di Maria 0%
Falcao 56%
Van Persie 0%