Dimitar Berbatov has said it would be "better for everyone" if he
left Manchester United even though he wants to stay at the
English Premier League giants.
The striker's four-year stay at Old Trafford appears to be coming
to an end after he managed just 12 league appearances last term,
scoring seven goals.
A year earlier he was the Premier League's equal top-scorer.
The Bulgarian, who cost United Â£30 million when he joined from
top-flight rivals Tottenham, wants to see out the final year of
his United contract but is fast giving up hope of remaining at
And the Bulgarian international took to his Facebook page Sunday
to voice his frustration.
"The truth is, I love this club, but I am not going to be useful
to anyone if I am not playing," said the 31-year-old. "And I want
to play, I want to help
"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.
"If not, I am professional and I will keep doing everything I can
to help my team and my team-mates, whenever I have opportunity to
Reports have suggested United have put a price tag of Â£10
million on Berbatov, although the forward said manager Sir Alex
Ferguson had told him the figure was half of that amount.
"Because I am tired of speculation, I am telling you this," wrote
"I read the papers and I see they say 10 million pounds is my
price. I go and talk with Sir Alex, and he says to me 5 million.
So who is telling the truth, what do you think??"
Berbatov has scored 48 league goals at United, helping them to
two Premier League titles.
But his Old Trafford future has been in doubt since he was left
out of the squad for the 2010-11 Champions League final against
Barcelona at Wembley.
Last season he found himself behind Wayne Rooney and young
strikers Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez in the pecking order,
although he did score a hat-trick against Wigan on Boxing Day.