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‘Hojbjerg is a f*cking bully!’ – Tottenham midfielder has been a ‘rock’ for Mourinho, says Berbatov
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‘Hojbjerg is a f*cking bully!’ – Tottenham midfielder has been a ‘rock’ for Mourinho, says Berbatov

The former Spurs favourite has been impressed by the Denmark international's impact in north London since his summer move from Southampton Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is a "f*cking bully!", according to Dimitar Berbatov, who says the Tottenham midfielder has been a "rock" for Jose Mourinho. Hojbjerg completed a £15 million ($20m) move to Tottenham from Southampton on August 12, bringing to an end his four-year spell at St Mary's. The 25-year-old committed to a five-year deal with the north London outfit, and has since enhanced his reputation as one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League.
Dimitar Berbatov Advises Man Utd on Signing Sancho
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Dimitar Berbatov Advises Man Utd on Signing Sancho

A former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has advised the club on signing Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho. Man United remain favourite to agree to a deal for Sancho this summer transfer’s window. Dortmund have already told the Red Devils to sign Sancho before August 10. But Berbatov believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side do not ‘necessary’ need to sign the 20-year-old England international because of their present front three, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. “Looking at how the Man United squad are doing at the moment I do not think signing Sancho is necessary,” the Bulgarian told the Daily Mirror. “Look at the front three from the other night, the speed of Martial, Rashford and Greenwood was great to watch, their link-up pl...
Dimitar Berbatov Identifies Manchester Utd Seasons Player
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Dimitar Berbatov Identifies Manchester Utd Seasons Player

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov has identified midfielder, Fred, as the club’s player of the 2019/20 season. Fred has become a regular starter under Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, so far this season, following a rocky start to life at Old Trafford. But Berbatov believes the Brazilian international has been Man United’s standout performer this campaign. “At first, Fred had a difficult time at Manchester United, getting used to the tempo, with the speed of the games and the challenges,” Berbatov told Betfair ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. “It is not easy, coming from a different league, and sometimes he spent too much time on the ball and lost possession ea...
Berbatov views Grealish as best fit for Man Utd over Saul, Sancho
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Berbatov views Grealish as best fit for Man Utd over Saul, Sancho

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov wants to see Jack Grealish signed in the summer. United are linked with several stars for the coming transfer window, with Jadon Sancho said to be at the top of their list. But Berbatov thinks among those linked to the club, Grealish is the one who is the best fit. Berbatov told BetFair: "Manchester United have been linked with Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid again. "For me looking at the situation, Pogba is back, Fernandes is there, they have McTominay who needs to play regularly because he's young and is doing so well, Mata is there, Matic is there who is great at what he does and to put one more in the mix is only okay if you are going to use them and have them playing regularly because that transfer will probably cost a lot...
Dimitar Berbatov Reveals Player Chelsea Should Sign as Hazard’s Replacement
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Dimitar Berbatov Reveals Player Chelsea Should Sign as Hazard’s Replacement

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has urged Chelsea to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger, Kai Havertz, as former Blues star, Eden Hazard’s replacement at Stamford. Hazard left Chelsea last summer for Real Madrid, but Berbatov believes Havertz could replace the Belgium international at Chelsea, adding that the 20-year-old German star has excellent quality. “I think it’s interesting to see Chelsea linked with him, they have not really replaced Hazard since he left and it was always going to be difficult to do so,” Berbatov told Betfair. “I think for sure they need to go for a young player with a lot of football ahead of them, and if that is the case, then they will also have to be patient as well because sometimes young players need tim...
Berbatov urges Spurs star Kane to follow his path to Man Utd
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Berbatov urges Spurs star Kane to follow his path to Man Utd

Former Tottenham and Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov thinks Harry Kane should follow in his footsteps. Berbatov left Spurs for United and went on to win the Premier League. He believes that Kane can do the same to further his career. There are rumours linking Kane with a move away from Spurs this or next summer, if they cannot match his trophy winning ambition. "I see a lot of similarities in the situation I went through and what is happening with Kane," said the Bulgarian, who moved to Manchester for £30.75million, in an interview. "I feel that it's also a similar time in his career that I was at, you start to think if you're on the right path and you think about winning things."
Berbatov Predicts Winner of Manchester United vs Manchester City
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Berbatov Predicts Winner of Manchester United vs Manchester City

The former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted the outcome of this weekend’s big Premier League clash between Manchester United and Manchester City. Berbatov said the Red Devils are likely defeat their city rivals. The former Bulgarian international believes his former club will get a positive result from the game Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men go into the match three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and will be desperate to keep up the chase. Pep Guardiola’s City side are seven points clear of Leicester but a massive 22 points behind Liverpool. “I am feeling positive ahead of this weekend’s Manchester Derby, you can see there is a lot of spirit there at the moment, but it is true, this is a different game,” Berbatov told Betfair. “City are not t...
Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Position Man Utd will Finish this Season
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Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Position Man Utd will Finish this Season

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov has backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to finish in the top-four position on the Premier League table this season. Berbatov believes the Red Devils are now in the driving seat to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League following their 2-0 victory over Chelsea last Monday. “Man United’s victory against Chelsea has given the Old Trafford club a big boost in their hope to finish top-four and qualify for next season’s Champions League,” Berbatov told Betfair. “It is now a great chance for United to challenge for the top-four. “All their matches from at this point starting against Watford this weekend will be good step for them if they win or else what’s the point if they do not win? “Solskjaer’s men need that factor ...
Liverpool vs Man United: Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Scoreline of Premier League Clash
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Liverpool vs Man United: Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Scoreline of Premier League Clash

Former Tottenaham and Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov has predicted the scoreline of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and the Red Devils. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will tackle the Premier League leaders, Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Man United head to the game following a 4-0 victory over Norwich City in their last encounter, while Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated Tottenham 1-0. Providing his prediction, Berbatov was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “Obviously, I would like Man United to be the team to stop Liverpool’s unbeaten run, I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like that. “But, Liverpool are too good at the moment and although it pains me to say it, they will probably get the result on Sunday, especially if Rashford isn’t playing, which will put...
Even Messi And Ronaldo Would Struggle At Man Utd –  Berbatov
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Even Messi And Ronaldo Would Struggle At Man Utd – Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov believes even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would struggle to perform for the current Manchester United team. "The winter transfer window is difficult and also on the pitch Manchester United aren't producing as a team at the moment," Berbatov wrote in his column for Betfair. "It doesn't matter how good you are, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo could go there and they would have difficulty because the team is not producing as a team. "When you sell two of your main strikers you need to bring in at least one, just in case. Everybody can see that that Manchester United need a back up, Anthony Martial is injured and there isn't another really strong proven goalscorer." Though adamant playing at Old Trafford will be challenging for any player at the moment...
Ex-Man United, Tottenham striker Berbatov retires
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Ex-Man United, Tottenham striker Berbatov retires

Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov announced his retirement from football on Thursday, 18 months after leaving India's Kerala Blasters, bringing an end to a glittering 20-year career. The 38-year-old, Bulgaria's record goalscorer, also played for CSKA Sofia, Bayer Leverkusen, Fulham, Monaco and Greek side PAOK, but he has been without a club since leaving the Blasters. "Someone told me I need to say something, and seeing that people were asking me, especially back home, I need to give a farewell message," Berbatov wrote on Instagram. "My last game was more then one year ago, so I think it's the right time now to stop, and its long overdue." The gifted striker, who won two Premier League titles with Manchester United and was named Bulgaria's ...
‘Pogba & Lingard are childish’ –  Berbatov
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‘Pogba & Lingard are childish’ – Berbatov

The former Red Devils striker feels criticism of two Old Trafford midfielders can be unfair at times, with both still looking to iron out faults Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard are considered to have a “childish” mentality, with former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov claiming that both need to feel happy in order to play well. Two products of a famed academy system at Old Trafford have not always enjoyed the full support of a loyal fan base or the wider footballing world. Criticism has come their way on a regular basis, with serious questions asked of their consistency and contribution to the collective cause in Manchester.
Dimitar Berbatov Hands Man United Name of Player to Sign this Summer
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Dimitar Berbatov Hands Man United Name of Player to Sign this Summer

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has advised the club’s manager to sign Ajax defender, Matthijs de Ligt, this summer transfer window. Berbatov, who scored 56 goals in 149 appearances for Man United during his time at Old Trafford, said this ahead of the club’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday. The ex-Bulgaria international believes De Ligt is the right player to solve Man United’s struggles at the defense. “Ole needs a centre-back who can control the ball, pass into midfield and not be intimidated — just like Virgil Van Dijk,” Berbatov told The Sun. “If I am a striker with Van Dijk in my team, I know it will be OK. They need someone like that. “For a player so young, De Ligt’s performances are incredible. Berbatov added: “He’s mature, com...
Hero Goalkeeper Joubert Reflects On Luxembourg’s Rise
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Hero Goalkeeper Joubert Reflects On Luxembourg’s Rise

Les Bleus, who were firm favourites to win the match after their comprehensive 4-0 defeat of the Netherlands three days earlier, threw everything they had at their unfancied opponents, but could not find a way past goalkeeper Jonathan Joubert. When the final whistle went, the entire Luxembourg squad converged on the French-born hero of the hour, who had almost single-handedly earned the tiny nation its first ever draw against France after 14 defeats spanning 103 years. - Clean-sheet hero“My objective was to concede as few goals as possible before half-time and to not let any in for as long as possible. But with the quality of strikers that France have got, we felt they were going to score sooner or later. It was great go in 0-0 at half-time, and I said to myself that we could go and do th...
Berbatov Backs Mourinho to Lead Man United To Premier League Title
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Berbatov Backs Mourinho to Lead Man United To Premier League Title

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, who recently signed for Indian Super League outfit Kerala Blasters, feels that the Red Devils have it in them to land their 21st English top-flight title this season.Manchester United last won the title in the 2012/13 season after which Sir Alex Ferguson retired. And Berbatov backs Jose Mourinho to deliver the elusive league title to Old Trafford this time around."I hope. I watch almost every game and I would like to see them become champions in the end," Berbatov said to Goal when queried on United's title chances. "The squad is great. There is good balance in almost every position, so this will be very helpful in the long season as well as the other competitions they are in."I could see the team was in great shape and they were also real...