BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Dimitar Berbatov of Manchester United reflects on a missed opportunity during the Barclays Premier League Match between Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United at Ewood Park on April 11, 2010 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Dimitar Berbatov has finally found a way out of Manchester United as Fulham have pounced and snapped up the Bulgarian to a two year contract, after moves to Florentina and Juventus fell through. Berba links up with his old boss at Spurs Martin Jol, who brought him to England six years ago from German outfit Bayer Leverkuson. In my opinion I feel it is a great move for the player as well as Fulham.
But, despite not at all being a fan of the player during his time at United, I believe the deal may well bite us in the backside come 2nd February when Fulham entertain United at Craven Cottage.
His lack of industry was infuriating. His lack of meaningful goals and misses in times of need hampered the team. And the occasional flash of brilliance, such as the overhead kick against Liverpool to win the game and complete his hat trick, not enough to live up to his hefty price tag.
But at Fulham, he will likely be the main man. The focal point. Just as he likes it. The Fulham fans will take to him too if he can reproduce anything like the form he showed at Spurs under Jol, the way that the majority of Red Devil supporters never really did. He is the type of player that can really ignite an attack single handily when in the right system. And I really do expect him to be a hit in London.
He will really have a point to prove to Fergie too when Fulham play us, and even I think he could be a thorn in our side. Hopefully he will prove influential against the other big boys in the league, much like fellow United old boy Darren Gibson was against City last year