Roman takes a swipe at Berbatov

Pavlyuchenko has labelled the former Tottenham striker an ‘arrogant snob’.

“Robbie Keane returned to the Spurs as if he never left the club,” Pavlyuchenko told Russian paper Gazeta Daily.

“It’s evident that he’s a man of authority inside the team which is good for us. He was always liked as far as I can judge.

“If Berbatov returned it would be taken quite differently. I heard tales that he was an arrogant snob who after a training session would just throw his dirty boots to the man who takes care of our footwear saying: ‘Clean them for me!’

“No one likes such people. Still he’s now playing for Manchester United.”

Spurs will face United in Sunday’s Carling Cup final.