Date: 20th May 2006 at 10:29am
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Berbatov says United made an ‘unconvincing’ bid to sign him before he sealed his £10.9million move to Tottenham.

Berbatov: ‘I had a meeting with a representative of Manchester United and he told me that they have been following me for a while.

‘But Tottenham showed me clearly how much they want me there and United wasn’t really convincing.

‘I’m happy that I will play in a club with high ambitions. There were people from Tottenham watching me playing for a while but I was watching them too and I really like the way they play.

‘The team tries to play beautiful football, which I like very much, and the manager is exceptional. The players have great respect for Mr Jol and all he wants is for his team to play beautiful football.’