Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has spoken of his disappointment over his treatment this season, and has announced that he will likely leave the club in the summer.
The former Tottenham man was brought to the club for 30 million pounds four years ago, but has struggled to establish himself in that time.
Despite finishing the 2010-11 season as United’s top scorer, the mercurial Bulgarian has featured mainly as a substitute this year as his team finished the campaign empty-handed.
"My time at Manchester United is running out," Berbatov told Bulgarian television channel BTV. "I no longer feel like a valuable part of this team. I think I did well in the few opportunities that I received. But I am a little frustrated by the way this happened, I do not think I deserved it."
The usually cool-headed striker seemed rather disgruntled with manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and hinted that the veteran boss had misled him over his first-team opportunities this season.
"I've talked 10 times or even more with the manager and he always told me there would be a place for me in the team. But after that I continued to stay on the bench. But I have dignity and I stopped going to such meetings, it is clear that I'm leaving United. It's obvious that I have to leave."
Bulgaria’s all-time top scorer will surely not be short of suitors, but the former Leverkusen forward has not given any clues as to his next destination.
He did, however, dismiss the possibility of following ex-teammate Carlos Tevez’s lead in joining cross-town rival Manchester City, which recently pipped United to the Premier League trophy.
"I'm looking for a new place now, I know I can still play at the highest level," he continued. "I would never join Man City, I am a loyal person after all. I had the opportunity to sign for City in the past, but I chose United."
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