Wednesday, 13 August 2008

LET'S TALK BERBATOV, SHALL WE?


Well now that this story concerning Dimitar Berbatov's so called 'imminent' transfer from London to Manchester has appeared on the official site(http://manutd.com/), I have the licence to rant my thoughts on this transfer. Funny though that every newspaper claims to have quoted other papers as a source of the story, so one wonders which paper is actually the source. Anyway, it is synonymous to every United fan that Fergie has been chasing Berbatov for about 18 months now. His blistering first season at Spurs made hm one of the hottest properties in Europe. The player has made no secret of his desire to play Champions League football and United have that guaranteed every season-more still, the club is as 'desperate' for him as he is for them given the lack of a box striker and the apparent failure to secure a work-permit for Manucho. Despite being labelled lazy by some critics, the Bulgarian International's ability to burst into life when in possession of the ball catches defenders flat-footed. He has certainly given United defenders a run for their money during his time at Spurs. Personally I thought our save of the past season should be credited to(not a goalkeeper) Rio Ferdinand. In the league fixture against Spurs at home last season, Berbatov had a one on one situation against EVDS. He somehow managed to poke the ball through van der Sar and made his way towards the goal to push the ball into an empty net but from the blue Rio comes in and manages to divert the ball wide. What a relief! The same player scored against us in the return fixture at White Harte Lane. His ability cannot be questioned, besides, judging from the aamount of chances United create per match(for instance last Sunday) you would have to be a very poor finisher if you cannot get a handful of goals every month. However this transfer begs the question, How will United accommodate Tevez and Rooney pus Ronaldo in the same team. Does that mean Carlitos will have to share a squad place with Rooney? The manager would be the only one who can answer all this. I personally hope that he does not alter the tried and tested 4-4-2. Otherwise it will be case of "It wasn't broke so why fix it?" Ironically I am assuming that Fergie has not spent lavishly in the transfer market because it was not broke!

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