Dimitar Berbatov reveals he told his agent to ‘f*** off’ when Man City tried to hijack his £30m deadline day move to Man United in 2008… as he says he dreamed of ‘the badge, the shirt, the manager, the players, the history’
- Dimitar Berbatov has revealed Man City tried to hijack his move to Man United
- The striker ended up joining United from Tottenham for £30million back in 2008
- The Bulgarian told his agent to ‘f*** off’ and that it was his dream to join United
Dimitar Berbatov has revealed he told his agent to ‘f*** off’ when he was offered a move to Manchester City on transfer deadline day.
The Bulgarian striker joined Manchester United from Tottenham for £30m in September 2008 – but could have turned out for their fierce city rivals.
The United hero has now reaffirmed his strong bond with the club’s fans after confirming his reply to his agent when he told Berbatov that a potential move to City was possible.
Dimitar Berbatov has revealed he told his agent to ‘f*** off’ when he was offered to Man City
The Bulgarian striker joined Manchester United from Tottenham for £30m in September 2008
In the end, City ended up splashing out £32.5million on Brazilian Robinho, which didn’t quite go to plan, while Berbatov arrived at Old Trafford.
Berbatov had produced two stellar seasons at Spurs prior to his move to United, scoring 27 league goals in just 69 games for the north London side.
The striker then spent four years at United, scoring 48 league goals in 108 league games before moving to Fulham in 2012 at the age of 31.
Robinho, however, only made 53 appearances for City and found the net 16 times during that time.
City ended up spending £32.5million on Brazilian Robinho, while Berbatov joined United
‘Can I swear?’ Berbatov told The Athletic. ‘It was a true story because I can be really direct when I want to be, and as I said before, I follow my own path and along the way of course there will be people who are disappointed in my decision, like the Spurs fans were when I decided to go and follow my dream.
‘But then getting close to that dream we get that call from City giving their proposition to my agent.
‘He was looking at me and asked what I thought. I said, “Just f**k off, we’re going to United.”
‘In my dreams, this is the badge, the shirt, the manager, the players, the history.
Manchester United was always the dream move over City for the Bulgarian striker Berbatov
‘I come from a small country and this is an important opportunity for me, I need to grab it with both hands and not let it go because it’s not going to happen again with me, it’s just one direction all the way.’
Berbatov won two Premier League titles in his time at Old Trafford, alongside a League Cup.
However, they have now not won a Premier League since 2013, and are without a trophy since winning the Europa League back in 2017.
The striker has also been extremely vocal about his former club’s demise this campaign.
The Red Devils currently sit seventh in the Premier League and a top-four finish now looks extremely unlikely.