Berbatov nearly joined Man City

Dimitar Berbatov
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But the Bulgarian striker instead joined rivals Manchester United, where he scored 56 goals in 149 games during four years at Old Trafford.

He told FourFourTwo magazine: “I think it was the night before City signed Robinho from Real Madrid and my agent said, ‘Berba, there’s another team in for you’.

“I said, ‘No, we’re going to Man United’. He said, ‘But they’ll give you more money!’”