In today Manchester Evening News, Peter Spencer thought that United is going to have another fight with Real Madrid. This time it is not about Cristiano Ronaldo. It is about Tottenham’s Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov and it’s reported that United could also be up against Barcelona. Spain’s big two have emerged as Sir Alex Ferguson’s biggest rivals in the race for Dimitar Berbatov. Tottenham’s Bulgarian strike ace is top of the United boss’s summer wish list, but the Londoners are unwilling to sell to a Premier League opponent.
That stance has left the way open for Real , already at loggerheads with the Reds over their pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo, and Barcelona, with Spurs willing to let their prize asset go abroad for less than the estimated £30m he could cost United which is known as a revenge if letting Micheal Carrick left easily to Manchester United last summer.
Berbatov, 27, has spoken openly of his admiration for the double winners’ attacking approach, saying: “Giggs, Scholes and Rooney are all fantastic players and Ronaldo plays football from another planet.”
Fergie has already indicated he will probably make just one signing this summer with Berbatov his clear favourite. Should his way be blocked, he could then switch his attention to Ajax’s Klaas Jan Huntelaar or Blackburn’s Roque Santa Cruz, who is also a target of City and new boss Mark Hughes, who has recently moved to the Blues from Rovers.
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