Manchester UnitedDownload App

Manchester Rivals Make Headlines On Football's D-Day

A KCorrespondent ISeptember 1, 2008

Two of the most sought after strikers found a new home late Monday night, becoming neighbors as well as bitter rivals.

One of the most drawn-out transfer battles of the summer concluded late last night, and was made official shortly after the transfer deadline had passed.

Tottenham finally reached a deal with Manchester United that sent Bulgarian star striker, Dimitar Berbatov, to his desired—and much publicised—destination.

The Berbatov saga almost took another dramatic twist last night as United rivals, Manchester City made a late night swoop for the striker. Although unsuccessful, all was not lost for City as they landed the Brazilian striker Robinho.

There were reports in the last few weeks that Robinho would be leaving Real Madrid to join Luiz Felipe Scolari's Chelsea. However, the Blues hopes of landing the striker were dashed last night when Real released a statement stating otherwise.

Dimitar Berbatov has yet to see any playing time this season, but posted 12 goals in 33 appearances last season.

Robinho posted similar numbers last season at Real Madrid, posting 11 goals in 32 appearances.

Both United and City should be stronger going onward, making for an even more exciting derby.  

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices