Berbatov unhappy with treatment at hands of Manchester United boss Ferguson


Dimitar Berbatov has hit out at Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Bulgarian forward last week ended his four year stint at Manchester United, when he secured a £4million transfer to Fulham. Berbatov won two Premier League titles and a League Cup during his spell at the Reds, but he endured a disappointing last season.

Despite top-scoring as United clinched a record title number 19 in 2010-11, he was left out of the UEFA Champions League final of that year. And he made just 12 appearances in the league, although he still managed to return a healthy seven goals during these outings.

The 31-year-old, who was also wanted by his former club Tottenham Hotspur last month, has now hit back at the treatment he received at the hands of Ferguson over the past year, even admitting he has lost some respect for the Old Trafford manager.

"I don't think I deserved such treatment at United - not playing in the last year," Berbatov told reporters. "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 [Ferguson] 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."

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