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Berba confirms United 'dream'

Striker ready for Old Trafford switch

By Graeme Bailey.   Last Updated: 18/08/08 2:07pm

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Berbatov: On bench at Boro

Berbatov: On bench at Boro

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Tottenham star Dimitar Berbatov has confirmed that joining Manchester United is his 'dream'.

Sir Alex Ferguson is keen on landing the Bulgarian striker and has been chasing him for most of the summer, but as yet no deal has been agreed between the two clubs.

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos left Berbatov on the bench for their opening day defeat at Middlesbrough, and there was a distinctly mixed reaction from the travelling support when Ramos brought him on.

Now Berbatov has admitted that moving to Old Trafford would be a 'dream' move for him.

"I'm now in Tottenham but no one can disagree with me wanting to follow my dream," said Berbatov - who insisted he was not annoyed at being left out of Spurs' starting line-up at the weekend.

"I'm not angry about the decision of Juande Ramos to name me as a substitute. I'm not crying.

"I only show my emotions to my close friends and family.

"But if I was laughing when I was on the bench, people would say I was an idiot.

"I noticed that Eric Cantona never smiled but I don't know if anyone ever asked him why he didn't look happier."

Berba's agent Emil Dantchev admitted he was hopeful a deal could be struck this week.

"We have two weeks until the end of the transfer window. I think this will be the most important week," he said.

Mido talks up move

Meanwhile, ex-Spurs star Mido - who scored the winning goal for Boro against his former club, feels Berbatov needs to move as he believes his head is not with the White Hart Lane club.

"I don't think Berbatov's head is there anymore," Mido said. "It is not with Spurs and I think he is looking for a move.

"I think he is a very important player for the club. You can see Spurs without Berbatov are a different team. Without Keane as well they are a different team.

"They are huge players. It will be very difficult to replace Berbatov. He is a class player. He is not affected by anything around him.

"It was the same with Keano. He is one of the best players I have ever played with. Losing them I think will be difficult for Spurs."

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