Ex-Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur forward Dimitar Berbatov conducted an interview with himself on Facebook, asking all the questions and giving all the answers, after he was sent off in a league match.
Given the present situation at the club, Red Devils fans must be longing for the days when they had the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov — all in dazzling form, leading the front line. While Ronaldo has moved on to Real Madrid and Rooney is a shadow of his former self, Berbatov has slipped off the radar, so to speak.
A Greek Tragedy
The former Bulgarian International currently plies his trade for PAOK in the Greek Super League and was involved in an incident where he elbowed an opponent defender and was quickly shown a red card for his efforts. Berbatov then took to Facebook to speak about the incident, but decided he didn’t need anyone asking questions and was good enough to do it himself.
“[A] player from AEK was holding and preventing me from positioning myself better in the box and this, and the fact, I was angry and nervous, make me hit him,” the striker replied to ‘journalist Berbatov’ on his official Facebook page. [via: fourfourtwo.com]
Happy to be at PAOK
The 34-year-old went on to speak about the resulting three match ban and claimed that he got carried away, apologizing for his actions. He also responded to rumors that he was unhappy at PAOK and took a dig at the media.
“This is why I am giving interview to you, and not to people who are coming up with stupid things like this,” Berbatov said.
“This is not true, and with this kind of talks some people are trying to harm the team. Or for people to say ‘Look at him, he don’t wanna play anymore and this is why he get a red card’, which of course is not true. “
At this stage Manchester United fans probably wouldn’t mind him getting sent off for a foul in the penalty area if he were still playing for them, at least it would mean that there was someone in the penalty area.