Merson wrote in his column for the Daily Start: "Iâ€™m a big fan of Jermain Defoe's, I think heâ€™s a good player.
"But you DONâ€™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 heâ€™s not playing.
"But you donâ€™t hear him going to the papers, saying Iâ€™ve got to get a game or Iâ€™m out of here, do you?
"Thatâ€™s not what happens at a big club."