Manchester United News: Dimitar Berbatov May Be on His Way out of Old Trafford

S. GordonCorrespondent IIMarch 15, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22:  Dimitar Berbatov of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester United and SL Benfica at Old Trafford on November 22, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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After facing mounting speculation nearly every transfer period, it looks like the Dimitar Berbatov is finally going to end his Manchester United tenure.

The striker has found it hard to cement a place in the first team this season, falling behind the likes of Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez.

He is known for often being lazy on the pitch, and this has caused some United fans to question his passion for the club.

The Bulgarian striker moved from Tottenham in 2008 for a reported £30.75 million. He found the net 14 times in his opening campaign with the Red Devils, also featuring in the 2009 Champions League final against Barcelona.

His second season was less successful; Berbatov ended the campaign with only 12 goals to his name.

But it was last season when Berbatov started to shine for Manchester United. The striker scored 20 goals in the Premier League and went on to win his first Golden Boot.

"At 31, he is looking at first-team football," Alex Ferguson recently said about Berbatov’s situation. "It is difficult for me to guarantee that so it could lead to him looking elsewhere."

Ferguson also goes on to mention that for now the Bulgarian striker is still is a member of the Manchester United squad (which means he still has the chance to add another Premier League winners medal to his collection).

I am sure that there will be suitors lining up for Berbatov’s signature. He may be 31, he still has a keen eye for goal and would be perfect for a team who is in the hunt for a new goal poacher.