Berbatov arrived at Manchester United in a flurry of flashbulbs and hype at the very end of the transfer window and signed officially on 1st September 2008. He has played 108 times for United and scored 48 goals.

It was almost inevitable that with the arrival of Van Persie, that Berbatov would have to leave Old Trafford. With emerging striker Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez and even the new kid from Chile Henriquez all seemingly ahead of the striker, it was the final straw for Berbatov that he was still down the pecking order when Rooney got injured on Saturday against Fulham.

Berbatov had recently ended his international career in an attempt to jump start his Old Trafford future, however, it seems that Sir Alex Ferguson had already decided that last season would be his final one for United.

It should be remembered that Berbatov, with his languid style and low key demeanour was the Premier Leagues joint top scorer in 2010-11 season. He was also Bulgaria`s top scorer with 48 goals.

Whilst Berbatov will also evoke mixed feelings amingst United fans, his contribution to a successful era cannot be ignored.