Dimitar Berbatov has reportedly written on his official Facebook Page that it would be “better for everyone” if he left Manchester United this summer.
The 31-year old Bulgarian striker, signed from Spurs four years ago, was joint top scorer in the Barclays Premier League a year ago but has fallen down the Old Trafford pecking order behind Javier Hernandez, Danny Wellbeck and Wayne Rooney, scoring just seven goals in 12 league appearances last season.
“Because i am tired of speculation,i am talling you this. I read the papers and i see they say 10 million pounds is my price.
“I go and talk with Sir Alex, and he says to me 5 million..So who is talling the truth, what do you think?
“And the truth is, I love this club, but i am not going to be useful to anyone, if i am not playing.
“And i want to play, i want to help. But for unknown reasons its not going to happen, or my chances will be limited, so it’s better for everyone if we say goodbay(sic).
“If not, i am professional and i will keep doing everything i can, to help my team and my teammates, whenever i have opportunity to do so.”
His fellow striker Michael Owen has already been released while United have brought in teenage forward Nick Powell from Crewe Alexandra although recent reports suggest that Powell will be asked to create more competition in midfield along with fellow new signing Shinji Kagawa.