Dimitar Berbatov highlights his Manchester United targets for the season

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov plans to entertain the Old Trafford faithful as one of his main objectives.

The Bulgarian has already hit the back of the net 6 times, including the first hat trick in a Manchester United-Liverpool clash for over 64 years, and he says he is enjoying his football very much as well as contributing to help Manchester United hunt silverware.

“My first target is to stay clear of injury. I think that is the first target for everybody. Then you think about what you want to do in the season,” he told the club’s official website.

“Obviously you’d like to win everything, but it’s not easy, so you think about how you can help the team – score goals, make assists, as much as possible.”

Berbatov has been in the center of critics in the past, but the former Tottenham man can turn fans’ critics into words of praise in one touch, and entertaining the fans is one main goal Berbatov always aims to achieve.

“That’s my aim. You need to know when to slow it down, when to increase the tempo.

[Zinedine] Zidane was great at doing that. He knew what he could do with his touch and when a player is sure in himself, he can do great things.”

Berbatov insisted that he would like to go into a deeper role later on his career, as well as changing positions during his time on the pitch.

“I keep trying to play in defence in training, but they all scream at me ‘Go forward, go forward’. However, I enjoy it.

“You never know. Many people start as strikers and then move to the midfield. My father was a striker and then he moved back to the defence.

“Maybe I’ll enjoy playing in the midfield when I’m 37.”

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  1. ulrich 12 October, 2010
  2. dougie dee 17 13 October, 2010