Updated: Sunday, 12th July 2020 @ 9:02am

Manchester United set to lose £25million on Dimitar Berbatov as striker claims exit is 'better for everyone'

Manchester United set to lose £25million on Dimitar Berbatov as striker claims exit is 'better for everyone'

By Dean Wilkins

Out-of-favour striker Dimitar Berbatov admitted that leaving Manchester United would be ‘better for everyone’ following a disgruntled season playing off the bench.

The 31-year-old has been pushed out of the starting line up with the return of Danny Welbeck from loan spells and the energetic Javier Hernandez.

And the Bulgarian – who was the club’s top scorer two seasons ago – has been linked with a transfer away from Old Trafford, having made only 12 Premier League appearances last campaign.

"The truth is, I love this club, but I am not going to be useful to anyone if I am not playing. And I want to play, I want to help," Berbatov said.

"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 teammates, whenever I have opportunity to do so."

Berbatov cost £30million in a move from Tottenham four years ago and the striker revealed that he could be leaving for £25million less.

"Because I am tired of speculation, I am telling you this," he added.

"I read the papers and I see they say £10million is my price. I go and talk with Sir Alex, and he says to me £5million. So who is telling the truth, what do you think?"

Berbatov netted seven times last season – including a hat-trick against Wigan on Boxing Day and a brace during the surprise defeat to Blackburn on New Years Eve.

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