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6 September 2008

Solskjaer Delighted With Berba Capture

Berbatov was signed in the final hour of the transfer window for a fee of £30.75m, putting an end to one of several drawn out transfers this summer.

Man United had to beat off stiff competition from city rivals Manchester City, who also put in a late bid for the 27-year-old.

The Bulgarian captain was Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s major summer signing, and had been identified as a player the club wanted at the start of the summer.

Former Man United favourite and now coach with the club Solskjaer has hailed the Berbatov signing, believing that Ferguson has signed the right man.

Speaking to MUTV, Solskjaer said: “The saga lasted all summer but we were always confident we'd found the right one.

“I think he's the right one. His performances for Spurs have been great. I knew he was a good player when he played against us for Bayer Leverkusen.

“We're delighted we've got him.”

Despite Berbatov’s frequent sulks, and lack of effort on the pitch at Spurs, Solskjaer believes that Sir Alex is just the man that can handle Berbatov’s temperament and turn him into a club legend in the coming years.

The former Man United star added: “I've often wondered how he's done it, with all the internationals he's had.

“But he's always rotated people and I'm sure we'll see great performances from the front four again.”

Berbatov will have to wait until next week for his debut with United after the international break, when his new side take on Liverpool at Anfield next Saturday.