Berbatov just wants to entertain
Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov says he has no interest in being involved in a "boring" game. United's £30.75million record signing was limited to the last couple of minutes in his side's thrilling Community Shield win over Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday. It might not have been what the 30-year-old was hoping for after putting the shattering disappointment of not even making Sir Alex Ferguson's bench for last May's Champions League final defeat to Barcelona behind him to commit his future to the Red Devils. However, at least he played some part in what has been suggested was the best Community Shield encounter ever. United's astounding comeback from two goals down at the break to win through Nani's injury-time effort certainly fulfilled Berbatov's view of the beautiful game. "I'm always ready to entertain," he told MUTV. "It's because when I watch a game, I don't want to see people falling asleep during it. "Even if I watch a game, if it's boring for me, it doesn't matter if it's Real Madrid, Barcelona or some other big club playing, I just switch off the TV. I don't like boring games, I want entertainment and that's what the fans want as well. "That's what we try to give them and I can only speak about myself and try to give entertainment to everybody." The Bulgarian expressed very similar sentiments during United's pre-season tour of North America, since when there has still been plenty of speculation about his future. Paris Saint-Germain are amongst those clubs said to be interested, although it does seem that Berbatov will only be offloaded if Ferguson succeeds in getting a big-name signing, of which Wesley Sneijder seems the most obvious. Although clearly not a similar player to Berbatov in either position or approach, Sneijder would offer the flexibility that Ferguson needed in order to sanction such a significant departure. It is by no means certain that either will happen. Indeed, in the wake of Sunday's triumph many United fans have argued that further reinforcements will just reduce the first-team opportunities of youngsters such as Tom Cleverley who produced such an exceptional display at the weekend. Certainly, Portugal winger Nani is thrilled about what lies ahead for Ferguson and his team. Like Berbatov, he endured a dismal Champions League final evening, failing to make Ferguson's starting line-up, then giving away possession to provide Barcelona with their killer third goal when he did come on. However, the 24-year-old evidently can see a bigger picture. "I am very well there," he told RTPN. "It is the best club in the world. I want to stay there and work well. "It's good to know that big clubs are interested in me but, right now, I'm very satisfied with my club and I want to continue with them."
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