So yeah, he has finally gone. The smooth Bulgarian with the touch of an experienced lothario. The love of many a United fan’s life.
Dimitar Berbatov is a footballer of undoubted quality. I have little doubt he will be a raging success at Fulham. The player always said the right things in the press about United. His monotone look, that poker playing face…never gave away any displeasure of sitting on the bench. The manager waxed lyrical about him, even when it was clear that Danny Welbeck was the future of the club. Overall….it is all just really….nice.
So now Berba’s finally had a bit of a gob off, as many of us expected. Was it an attack on United and Fergie? No…not at all. But I think he feels this is the time to show how vexed he is at a situation that in honesty, he perpetrated.
There is a myth going around that Dimitar Berbatov was treated poorly by Sir Alex and Manchester United. This myth is being fuelled by United fans who cannot stand to see their idol gone, the player they worshipped…the ‘anti-Tevez’ of sorts.
The mythology goes: Berbatov is/was a genius. He never let United down. Rarely played poorly and it was more Michael Carrick’s fault (or any other MUFC scapegoat) That he loved United with such a passion that he would die for the shirt….etc etc etc.
All of this concerns me. (More …)