Fee was a burden - Berbatov

24 September 2010 07:00
Dimitar Berbatov has admitted there have been times when the club record £30.75million price tag has weighed him down at Manchester United. After two mixed seasons at Old Trafford, which saw Berbatov show glimpses of the genius Sir Alex Ferguson referred to in his programme notes ahead of last weekend's encounter with Liverpool, too often the major assessment of the 29-year-old has been one of unfulfilled talent. However, after a long wait, the former Tottenham striker is finally showing why Ferguson wanted him so badly, netting six Barclays Premier League goals in five games to soar to the top of the division's scoring charts. "I suppose I am a strange guy but I am shy and maybe some people don't realise that," he told MUTV. "I have a difficulty letting someone else into my inner circle. "I tried not to think about it (the fee) but sometimes you just can't help it. You start thinking, `That's a lot of money, what is going to happen if I don't prove good enough or I don't score enough goals?'. "It was always going through my mind and sometimes it can be bad for your concentration and your skills because it distracts you from the main goal. In the end I just have to relax and play. I am playing for the biggest club in the world and that's it - nobody can say anything else."

Source: PA

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