As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Man Utd icon Whiteside: Make or break time for Berbatov

Manchester United icon Norman Whiteside believes Dimitar Berbatov is facing a critical 12 months.

Whiteside believes this is the make-or-break campaign for Berbatov.

"I've seen a lot of him in pre-season and he looked good," the former Northern Ireland international told the Manchester Evening News. "He had a brilliant game against Celtic in Toronto and if we could see more of that he could be a big player for United.

"In that game it wasn't just the fact that he scored, it was his all-round game. His link up play was superb and he was chasing back.

"That's the part of his game that people question. But if he did that on a regular basis, it would make a massive difference.

"Everyone rates him so highly. We're all waiting for him to explode as a United player. We don't know how Sir Alex Ferguson will use all his strikers because he's got a lot of options now - but he will want to see more consistency from Berbatov. It could be a huge year for him."

 Need your Manchester United news fix? Click here for all United news and transfer rumours.

Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free