Berbatov has not really had much of a look in since he was dropped for the Champions League final of 2010, although the player has no idea why.
Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez are now preferred up front to United’s record signing, but Fergie insists that there is still a part he can play at Old Trafford if he was to stay.
The United boss told the Press Association: "I do not need to herald the abilities of Dimitar Berbatov, he is a fantastic talent.
"Last season he didn't quite get the amount of football he wants. At his age, it was difficult for him to accept his position in the forward line. He had Rooney, Welbeck and Hernandez in front of him, and they are all young men.
"The boy has a future, but if he wants to leave it is a different matter. I am easy about it if he stays. I would be happy with that. But if someone comes in and Dimitar wants to leave, we will assess it."