Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov has fired back at barbs that he was 'lazy' during his time at Manchester United.

The Bulgarian fired 57 goals in 149 United games but could never lose the 'idle' tag.

But last night Berbatov, 31, hit back - also pointing out that 41 of those appearances were from the substitutes bench.

He said: "I left Manchester United with my head held very high.

"I gave 100 per cent and no one could doubt my performances, especially when you compare how many minutes I actually played.

"I was the Premier League's top goalscorer in 2010-11 and never wanted to be on the bench.

"Perhaps I needed to play more but I always accepted the manager's orders. I never considered myself to be a star - only a forward working for the team."