Berba vows to 'sweat blood'

06 September 2009 11:09
Dimitar Berbatov has pledged to do all he can to win over those who continue to criticise his playing style. The Bulgaria international has come under fire from certain sections of the Manchester United support since moving to Old Trafford from Tottenham last summer. His languid approach to the game often suggests that he is not giving his all, and is merely going through the motions. As United's record signing he accepts that expectations on his shoulders are high, but he insists that he is as committed to the cause as any of his Red Devils team-mates. "There is a winning mentality and at United success is expected season after season," Berbatov told the News of the World. "I am aware I came with a big price tag and I am ready to prove this season just what I can do. We have a chance to make it four titles in a row and that means making history if we succeed. "I would not say my playing style is laid back, it is just a different style. Running "I like time on the ball and I like space. If I can get that, then I know I can free up players like Nani and Wayne Rooney, who do lots of running. "I am ready to sweat blood for this club. I want to create and score goals and I know I can be part of a trophy-winning team this season." United's hopes of landing a fourth consecutive Premier League crown were dealt a blow this summer with Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to join Real Madrid. However, Berbatov is confident Sir Alex Ferguson's side can cope in his absence and has singled out Wayne Rooney as the man to spearhead their trophy quest. "Wayne is the biggest talent in the Premier League," he added. "We have lost a great player in Ronaldo, but even when he was at the club Wayne was still the biggest natural talent for me. "He has much more to his game than Ronaldo. I wish Cristiano well, but he is our past now and Manchester United can become bigger and better without him."

Source: SKY_Sports

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