Date:4th October 2011 at 5:03pm
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Dimitar Berbatov

Berba- will we regret it if he leaves?

Last season’s top scorer could well be on his way out of Old Trafford in the Summer according to reports.

Dimitar Berbatov has found himself as United’s fourth choice striker and it seems only a matter of time before he leaves for first team football.

The Manchester Evening News, notes that its Spanish side Valencia who look favourites to secure the Bulgarian’s signature.

The MEN notes:

Dimitar Berbatov could be set for a January transfer window bolthole in Spain.

United’s £30.75m club record buy is slipping down the Reds’ striker pecking order and Valencia have noted his Old Trafford woe.

Twelve months ago, the Bulgarian had scored seven goals at this stage of the season from seven starts and two sub appearances.

However, after January, Javier Hernandez forged ahead as Sir Alex Ferguson’s No 1 pick with Wayne Rooney.

The 30-year-old remained as the club’s top goalscorer for the campaign but his season ended in misery.

He became a peripheral figure in the run-in to the record 19th title and he was then completely overlooked for the 17 on duty in the Champions League final against Barcelona.

Despite the Wembley snub Berbatov pledged that he wanted to remain at United.

But his situation among Fergie’s attack has become no better this term. He has started just the Carling Cup match at Leeds and the Premier League game at Stoke. His other four appearances have all been as a sub.

Although many Reds still hold a candle for the man that delivered a hat-trick against Liverpool last season, there’s no denying that it’s becoming increasingly obvious he’s wasting his many talents barely even making the subs bench. Personally I’d have preferred Berbatov stayed, as you simply never know when an injury crisis can occur, but in reality, it’s probably time for him to move on.

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