Dimitar Berbatov urges Man United to win the title with games to spare
Dimitar Berbatov wants Manchester United to avoid having to win the title on the final day by securing it before end of the season
Dimitar Berbatov has challenged Manchester United to win the Premier League title with “two or three games” to spare ahead of the Red Devils’ trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side face third-placed Spurs at White Hart Lane looking to keep in touch with league leaders Manchester City.
“Hopefully, we can be in the top spot and claim the title before the season ends,” Berbatov told United’s website.
“Then, with two or three games left, we can relax. This is the plan and if we can fulfil that, it will be nice. We have experience and we have to stay fresh, but the most important thing is to win games and take points.”
The 31-year-old, who secured a £30.75m move from Spurs to United in 2008, has won two league titles since joining the Red Devils.
And Berbatov admitted that despite his experience of the rigours of the title race, it does not get any easier as United’s rivals continue to improve and new challengers emerge.
“We don’t know who is going to win the games, who will take the points or who will stay on top and the last two or three months are always going to be difficult,” he added.
“Manchester City have done really well and our next opponents, Tottenham, have also done well – which is no surprise to anybody because they have a good squad. I was surprised by Newcastle, too, who are playing some good football.
“It has become more difficult for the so-called top-four teams to stay at the top because everybody is working hard to steal those positions.
“This is good for the fans because they can enjoy more competitive games. The football has improved, too.”