Berba reveals summer fitness work

21 September 2010 09:07
Dimitar Berbatov has revealed the lengths he went to over the summer in his bid to win over the Manchester United supporters.

Berbatov has failed to fully convince the United fans since his 2008 arrival from Tottenham but a hat-trick in Sunday's thrilling 3-2 victory over Liverpool took his tally to six goals in five Premier League appearances.

The 29-year-old says he feels privileged to be a United player and outlined the lengths he went to during the off-season to ensure he was in top condition for the 2010/11 campaign.

"I was disappointed with myself that I could not please all the supporters," said Berbatov.

"I've said before, the people of Manchester United are the judges and that is the way it should be. It's their team. I am a guest - a privileged guest.

"Now I feel like everything I imagine on the pitch will come true and that feels awesome.

"I have worked hard on my fitness. So hard. I'm not a weights guy, I'm sure you can see by my body. But I have been trying to even work on that.

"I ran six miles every day during the off season. I watched one World Cup match, went for a run, then watched another and went for another run. This was my routine."

He added: "This crowd at Old Trafford. The way I feel right now. I'm not tired, I feel alive.

"I have always said I am so lucky to play here. For these people. For this manager. For this club. With these players."

Source: Team_Talk