Merson wrote in his column for the Daily Start: "I'm a big fan of Jermain Defoe's, I think he's a good player.
"But you DON'T go around saying that.
"Look at Manchester United.
"Dimitar Berbatov hardly gets a game.
"One of the top scorers in the Premier League and he's not playing.
"But you don't hear him going to the papers, saying I've got to get a game or I'm out of here, do you?
"That's not what happens at a big club."