Date: 25th May 2007 at 8:34pm
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Oh my god. A terrible rumour appeared in today’s tabloids: led by the Sun, they suggested United would buy Dimitar Berbatov for Ł27,5M PLUS Louis Saha…

I decided to publish it out of our usual rumour mill because it’s such obvious nonsense that I could not ignore.

Berbatov’s had an exceptional first season in the Premiership, that’s true. The Ł11M Spurs had paid for him looks like a real bargain – but Ł27,5M for a striker?

The last man who commanded such a fee at United was Wayne Rooney – ROONEY! Please, I’d like to ask all the tabloids to get a grip.

And of course that 27,5M is not the full amount. You must add the value of Saha into the equation. I think he’s worth Ł10M despite all his injury problems so that means that according to the Sun we offer Ł37,5M for a single striker.

What I’d like to know that when they write such things what are their intentions? I just can’t believe they seriously think United would spend so much on Berbatov – but then why do they have to print things like that?

Of course, a story of ‘Berbatov going to United for Ł17M would not sell the paper very well… but at least it would have a touch of realism.