Berbatov: Man City wanted me but I told my agent, “F*** off, we’re going to Man United”

Dimitar Berbatov

The Bulgarian striker was a £30m signing at Old Trafford in September 2008, on the same day that Manchester City snared Robinho from Real Madrid for £32.5m.

At that point, the Citizens were still two weeks away from being taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group and had finished 9th in the 2007/08 Premier League. Manchester United, meanwhile, had recently celebrated a second successive title and were crowned Champions League winners in May.  

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