Rioch likens Man Utd's Berbatov to Arsenal legend Bergkamp

Aalborg boss Bruce Rioch has likened Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp. While in charge at Arsenal in the mid-1990s, Rioch had to wait seven games before Dennis Bergkamp, whom he had signed for £7.5million from Inter Milan, scored, but the wait was worth it and by the time the Dutchman left North London more than a decade later, he had cemented his status as one of the club's and Premier League's greatest players. Rioch believes Berbatov is in the same mould as Bergkamp and could have a similar impact.

Aalborg boss Bruce Rioch has likened Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp.

While in charge at Arsenal in the mid-1990s, Rioch had to wait seven games before Dennis Bergkamp, whom he had signed for £7.5million from Inter Milan, scored, but the wait was worth it and by the time the Dutchman left North London more than a decade later, he had cemented his status as one of the club's and Premier League's greatest players.

Rioch believes Berbatov is in the same mould as Bergkamp and could have a similar impact.

“Like Dennis, Berbatov is silky, classy with a good touch and has scored goals,'' Rioch said. “Sometimes moving from one club to another takes time to adjust, but he's a talented player and Sir Alex doesn't make too many mistakes.”

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