United 'goal machine' in shock move to rivals?

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In a move that would surely shock both Manchester City and Manchester United fans alike, Dimitar Berbatov is considering a move to cross town rivals City in the summer, according to the Football Observer.

Berbatov’s contract with Manchester United runs out in 2012, and despite the striker being the top goal scorer for both United and the Barclays Premier League this season, Berbatov has struggled to start for a squad that includes the likes of star strikers Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez.


Berbatov is thought to be unhappy about his second rate position at Manchester United, and the issue came to head last month when a video was released of Sir Alex Ferguson pointing and laughing at Berbatov while he sulked on the bench during a game.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is reportedly thinking of selling Emmanuel Adebayor and Roque Santa Cruz in the summer, and with Carlos Tevez making his unhappiness at the club abundantly clear, a new striker might be exactly what the doctor ordered at Manchester City.

Berbatov left Tottenham for Manchester United in 2008 for a reported £30 million, and Ferguson will no doubt be trying to recoup as much of that fee as possible if he decides to let the match winner go.

Despite starting off the bench on many occasions this season, Berbatov has been an integral part of the squad, acting as a goal machine for United, but reports have speculated that Ferguson prefers the work ethic and pairing of Rooney and Hernandez to the Bulgarian international.

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