Date: 15th July 2012 at 9:08pm
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United’s Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov has made his intentions to leave the club clear by stating on his website he feels he should be allowed to leave.

The BBC reports:┬áBerbatov told his website: “I want to play, I want to help, but for unknown reasons it’s not going to happen,”

“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 teammates, whenever I have the opportunity to do so.”

Many fans may not be too disappointed to see Berbatov leave, after the record signing failed to convince a lot of his critics early in his career due to his languid style of play and patchy goal scoring record.

Despite being the Premier League’s top scorer in 2010/11 Berbatov was cruelly omitted from United’s squad. Lesser may have demanded a move earlier but Berbatov stayed for another season, a decision he probably regrets as he was hardly used at all in the last campaign finding himself United’s fourth choice striker.

Should the Bulgarian decide to stay at United, he’ll face an uphill task to try and force his way into the side with Wayne Rooney, and Danny Welbeck all ahead of him in the pecking order.

A lot of Reds may not be too disappointed to see the back of Berbatov, but I for one think we could be well served to try and convince him to stay. Berbatov brings something different from all the other strikers and may not be the most energetic player but what he lacks in effort he more than makes up for in skill.

Read the BBC article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18851169