Ex-Spurs star Berba picks positives from disappointing spell at United
02 June 2009 12:02
Manchester United flop Dimitar Berbatov insists he has enjoyed a successful debut season at Old Trafford despite being dumped to the bench for both legs of the Champions League semi-final as well as the final in Rome.
The Bulgaria international signed for United on transfer deadline day from Tottenham, but failed to recapture the form that convinced Sir Alex Ferguson to pay £30.75million for his services.
Berbatov scored just nine goals in the Barclays Premier League and started only five Champions League games during United's run to the final.
The only way is up: Berbatov has failed to live up to his billing at Old Trafford. But the 27-year-old striker believes his first season at Old Trafford has been a success, despite the disappointment of losing the Champions League final against Barcelona in the Italian capital.
'I think the season has been successful for me,' said Berbatov. 'It is very difficult to accept defeat in the most important final, but Barcelona were the better team.
'This is my second defeat on such an occasion [Bayer Leverkusen, 2002], and I just hope I will get a third chance and win it.
'Next season we will be favourites in all competitions again: after all, Manchester United is the biggest team in the world.'