Man United turned down chance to sign former striker this summer

Manchester United rejected the chance to sign Dimitar Berbatov during the summer despite their former star offering to join on a free transfer, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The 34-year-old left Monaco at the end of the previous campaign and was looking to find a new club, eventually joining Greek side PAOK.

However, United were said to have turned down his services given his age, especially after allowing 32-year-old Robin van Persie to join Fenerbahce in the summer.

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They instead signed 19-year-old Anthony Martial from Monaco for £36million, with the forward already living up to his price tag with three goals from his last two league matches.

Berbatov enjoyed a very successful spell during his four years at Old Trafford, winning the Premier League on two occasions and the League Cup a further one time.

He featured for the Red Devils 149 times in all competitions and managed to score a total of 56 goals since his arrival in 2008 until his departure in 2012.