Berbatov move in doubt after Rooney injury

Dimitar Berbatov’s exit from Old Trafford could be cancelled following Wayne Rooney’s injury.

Manchester United have been trying to off-load the Bulgarian all summer, but may keep the 31 year old following Wayne Rooney’s nasty injury against Fulham.

Fiorentina according to The Independent are lining up a £5 million move for the striker, however with Rooney’s return to fitness unknown, the frontman may be kept as back up.

The emergence of Danny Welbeck last year saw the former Tottenham attacker relegated to a bit-part role, while Robin Van Persie’s arrival stands to further limit the Bulgarian international’s game time at United.

A collision between Rooney and Hugo Rodallega left a giant gash on the 26 year old’s leg and after an initial prognosis that the forward could be out for four weeks, it is still feared if there is muscle damage, that time could be doubled.

This is the final year of Berbatov’s lucrative contract at Manchester and keeping him on board for a final season could cost the club £4 million in wages.