Levy told the Sun: “There has never been a player signed or sold by the club that the coach has not supported and it was the coach who decided to let Dimitar go, even though we didn’t have a replacement.
“We would have kept Berbatov even though he wanted to leave.
“But Juande managed the team and his advice was that he didn’t want a player that didn’t want to be in his squad.
“He thought it would be detrimental to the team as a whole. I backed his advice.”
The Bulgarian striker joined United for £30.8million on the last day of the summer transfer window.