Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has revealed that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has lost his respect. Berbatov was signed by Ferguson for a record fee of €38 million from Tottenham Hotspurs in the dying moments of 2008 summer transfer window.
The Bulgarin did enjoy his inital years of his United carrer. Since the arrival of Javier Hernandez and return of Danny Welbeck to his top form, Berbatov has been sidelined. Berbatov has been sent down the order and Ferguson had made it clear to the Bulgarian that it will be hard for the player to get regular first team action.
Speaking in a press conference in Bulgaria today, Berbatov has criticized United boss for his treatment of him during his time at the club.
"I don't think I deserved such treatment at United - not playing in the last year,"
"I went more than 10, probably 15, times to ask the coach if they need me. And every time I was told that I'm an important player and should not leave, but then again I was not in the team"
"Maybe I should've gone when he left me out of the squad for the Champions League final. I know he's the boss, but he has lost, to some extent, my respect because of the way he treated me."
"He tried to explain to me that the team will be using a more direct style, with more speed. But I've never been among the fastest players, I like to hold the ball, this is my style"
"I found it hard to accept his decision. I still have my dignity. I scored many goals, I won the league two times, and I was the league top scorer, so it's not bad"
"I'll have no problems playing against United as this already happened in my career. But there's no point to look back again. I said goodbye to the people, who deserve it. I couldn't say goodbye to Ferguson."
Berbatov moved to Fulham on the final day of the transfer window where he can once again work with Martin Jol following the pair's successful spell at Spurs. Berbatov played a vital role in helping United to win their record 19 League Title by being the top scorere of the League in 2010-11.