Entertainment comes first for Berbatov

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Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov says he is enjoying football at Old Trafford, but has added that his short attention span means that his enjoyment must come first.

The Bulgarian entertainer added that he is working hard on his concentration, but admitted that boring football was a real turn-off.

"I'm always ready to entertain," he said. "It's because, I don't know, when I watch a game, I don't want to see people falling asleep during it. You know, if it's a boring game.

"Even if I watch a game, if it's boring for me, it doesn't matter if it's Real Madrid, Barcelona or some other big club playing, I just switch off the TV. I don't like boring games, I want entertainment and that's what the fans want as well.

"That's what we try to give them and I can only speak about myself and try to give entertainment to everybody."


But Berbatov's entertaining antics don't get in the way of his goal scoring ability. The 30-year-old picked up the golden boot last year alongside Carlos Tevez with a tally of 20.

Despite this record, speculation has surrounded the striker over his future at Old Trafford, but Berbatov added that he was listening closely to Sir Alex Ferguson and working hard on his focus.

"It doesn't matter if it's a goal or the way I play, [entertaining the fans] is the first thing I try to do and that is what the boss is trying to tell us before games as well," he added.

"I enjoy the game, you know, and we must work hard and concentrate as well."

Ferguson renewed his confidence in Berbatov by subbing him onto the field in the closing minutes of the FA Community Shield fixture against Manchester City on Sunday, as United clawed for the winning goal before Nani sealed the 3-2 comeback with a 94th minute finish.

But it remains to be seen who will prevail in Ferguson's pecking order as United approach their first Barclays Premier League fixture away to West Bromwich Albion on August 14.

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