Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Berbatov: Better If I Left Man Utd

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Berbatov: Better If I Left Man Utd

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DIMITAR BERBATOV believes it would be "better for everyone" if he left Manchester United this summer.

Berbatov's four-year stay at Old Trafford looks to be coming to a close after he found himself outside manager Sir Alex Ferguson's first-team plans last season.

The 31-year-old managed just 12 league appearances last term, scoring seven goals, a year after he was the Barclays Premier League's equal topscorer.

It is a scenario that Berbatov revealed had frustrated him in a post on his official Facebook page yesterday.

In it Berbatov hinted he had given up hope of remaining at Old Trafford, despite admitting he would like to see out the final year of his deal.

"The truth is, I love this club, but I am not going to be useful to anyone if I am not playing. And I want to play, I want to help," he wrote.

"But for unknown reasons it's not going to happen, or my chances will be limited, so it's better for everyone if we say goodbye. …

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