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United striker targets away-day renaissance

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Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has called for his teammates to forget about their indifferent away form, and focus on improving performances on the road as the Barclays Premier League title race enters a crucial stage of the season.

Over the years, the Red Devils have always proved difficult to beat, no matter where they play.

But with only four wins away from Old Trafford this term – fewer than any of the other top-four clubs, Berbatov says that an overall improvement in the final phase of the campaign will ensure the title returns to Manchester United.

"We haven't won as many games as we should have away from home, but that's not because we haven't tried to.


 

"We never go into a game looking for a draw or thinking we'd be happy with a point. We aim to win each game."

After suffering their third away defeat in the league at the hands of Liverpool on Sunday, the race for the title has got considerably tighter.

United are three points ahead of Arsenal but the Gunners have a game in hand, while reigning champions Chelsea are currently undergoing a mini renaissance of their own, sitting nine points behind the Premier League pace-setters.

"The difficulty is that other teams lift their game when they play Manchester United. We're the biggest club, so it's only natural, I understand that," Berbatov said.

In comparison, United have picked up 40 out of a possible 42 points at home this season and the top-flight’s leading scorer with 19 goals concluded:

"That makes our job harder, but that's not an excuse: we need to be better away from home."

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