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.....if Berbatov is to be believed, and I see no reason why not, then where does SAF draw the line when it comes to dealing with such players. Seems to me that he does what he likes without any thoughts about how it completely demoralises players, not to be considered of 'any use' because 'the game has changed'!!! What kind of statement is that to make to a player(of his stature) you payed astronomical money for, only to be told he is of no use. This is not the first time this man has dealt poorly with players he was responsible for bringing to the club. Players that for one reason or another(usually bullshit to the press)suddenly don't fit in with his way of doing things. Which sometimes are a little heavy handed, and downright disrespectful.. Anyway just some thoughts, about a man who is slowly going downhill IMO. If not for the purchase of a Winkle in RVP, he would be contenplating the door, especially after the Rooney affair. He will be the next one given a one way ticket ...you can be sure.
There's two sides to every story and you've only heard one from a sulking Berbatov.
Dodge- I'm inclined to agree with you on this, I think Berba has been harshly treated Reports suggest that he repeatedly asked Fergie if he was part of his plans, only to be told he was, but then spend countless games benched, all seems a little dishonest and lacking integrity to me.
But then if I was a Manure fan (heavens forbid), I wouldn't give two hoots. They got what they needed from him (better goals per minute played ratio than Rooney btw), he cost them £30mil+, they sold him for £4 and he was with them for 4 years, £6.5 mil per season may seem a lot, but when you compare him to other players ie Robinho, Berba compares well.
I would have loved him back at the Lilywhite lane, there is little doubt that he's a superb footballer. All the best to him.
COYS!- don't ya think?!