Sir Alex confirms striker’s exit plans

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he is ready to let Dimitar Berbatov leave the club, and may well be upping his efforts to sign Robin van Persie according to The Daily Mail.

The Bulgarian forward has largely been a fringe figure at Old Trafford of late, and the Scot has confessed that he will be open to selling the eastern European forward.

“I do not need to herald the abilities of Dimitar Berbatov, he is a fantastic talent,” Ferguson stated.

“Last season he didn’t quite get the amount of football he wants. At his age, it was difficult for him to accept his position in the forward line.

“He had Rooney, Welbeck and Hernandez in front of him, and they are all young men. The boy has a future, but if he wants to leave it is a different matter.

“I am easy about it if he stays. I would be happy with that. But if someone comes in and Dimitar wants to leave, we will assess it,” the trainer confirmed.

Meanwhile, United are thought to have contacted Arsenal over the possible purchase of Van Persie.

By Gareth McKnight