‘Keep an eye on him’: Dimitar Berbatov set for welcome return to Manchester United, believes Ryan Giggs

By Dean Wilkins

The return of unpredictable Manchester United old boy Dimitar Berbatov will be a welcome return for Ryan Giggs, but only so long as Fulham don’t get in the way of FA Cup glory.

The Bulgarian made the move to Craven Cottage after an erratic career with the Reds – his 56 goals in 149 games failed to live up to his true potential – and returns next Saturday.

Giggs expects supporters to show appreciation of the man who set the club back £30million in 2008, while players will be wary of the goal threat he still poses.

“It will be good to see Berba,” Giggs told MUTV. “He gave United great service and he was such a talent.

“We’ll have to keep an eye on him. It will be nice to see him again and I’m sure the crowd will give him a good reception.”

United, the country’s most decorated club in FA Cup terms, have not won the trophy in nine years.

Only senior players Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Darren Fletcher have tasted success – something that the Welshman is eager to share among his peers.

“We haven’t done as well as we should have done in the FA Cup over the last ten years,” Giggs added. “We had a great record in the 1990’s and now we want to get to the final and give ourselves a chance of winning it.

“There are so many players in that dressing room who have won a lot but haven’t won the FA Cup. We want to go far.”

Picture courtesy of Nick via Wiki Commons, with thanks

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