Berbatov happy at United

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Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov insists he is happy to stay at Old Trafford, despite seeing his first-team opportunities limited since the start of the season.

The Bulgarian scored 22 goals for United last season, finishing as the Barclays Premier League's joint top scorer as they club strolled to their 19th league title.

But this season has seen the 30-year-old become a victim of the excellent form of Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck, who have 14 goals between them this term, as well as the infrequently fit Javier Hernandez, but Berbatov maintains he's still happy with his role at the club.

"I'm happy here," Berbatov said. "My family is together in Manchester. I hear people complain about the weather, there's nothing to do and the food. But, for me, it's not like that. I play for a club I love, the biggest club, and everything else doesn't matter.


Berbatov's move to United came transfer window deadline day in 2008, and the now retired Bulgarian international says it was a move he couldn't refuse.

"He [agent Emil Danchev] called me to say we have interest from Manchester United," Berbatov added. "I said, 'Don't joke with me,' but he said he was serious. So I was speechless. When the biggest club contacts you, it's a big deal for me coming from a small country like Bulgaria.

"My mind was always set on joining Manchester United. How can you not go to United? I don't play for money. I play for glory and winning championships."

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