Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has insisted that he will continue at the club, despite rumors linking him to moves away after he was overlooked for the Champions League final squad against Barcelona.
Rumors were rife when Berbatov's name went missing from the Champions League final squad, despite him being the club's top scorer. The Bulgarian has had to be content with substitute and second-string appearance after Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez stuck up a partnership upfront.
It saw the 30-year-old overlooked for the Champions League final squad with reports suggesting he had stormed out of Wembley after hearing the news. However, he quashed the reports saying he was in the dressing room, watching the game while he underlined his determination to win back his place in Manchester United's starting 11.
He told Bulgarian newspaper 24 Chassa, I will remain at United. I will fight for my place and I will fight for title number 20. If I was a man who gave up easily, I would never be here in the first place. Starting July 4, everything begins all over again - my personal fight to be in the first team, and for United to win more titles.
Berbatov went on to deny suggerstions that he was furious with manager Sir Alex Ferguson for his omission from the squad, but admitted that he was embarrassed and had watched the game from the dressing room to avoid cameras catching the pain in my eyes.
To be honest, I was in the dressing room, he said. I watched the final from there. This was embarrassing for me - that I was not included in the group. I didn't want people to see the pain in my eyes.