Dimitar Berbatov fears that Manchester United may end up like Liverpool. In the sense that it has been 29 years since they won the league.
Some of us can remember back to the early 1990s when Sir Alex Ferguson broke the 26 year baron spell, that United had to wait for a League title.
Unfortunately, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team is more reminiscent of the Fergie team that battled Manchester City to finish 16th in the league.
Rather than a team that challenged for the league title every season for almost 20 years.
This is Berbatovs biggest fear. He feels that his old team has gone long enough at six years without a title never mind over 20.
Speaking to Betfair, he expressed his frustration at how far United are behind the top two.
“It is frustrating and difficult for me to admit that United are so far behind Manchester City and Liverpool.”
“When it comes to playing the game, you can see how confident and calm on the ball they both are.”
“They know how to play and sometimes United don’t have that and they suffer because of that.”
Berbatov knows what it’s like to win at United. He lifted three league titles in his time there. But he fears the worst.
“I hope that Manchester United don’t end up like Liverpool and wait at least 29 years for the title.”
“Six years is a long time to wait to win a title for a team like Manchester United.”
“When you get into that spiral you are going to start slowly losing your DNA, look at Liverpool and all those years, you don’t want that.”
“Sure, Liverpool are playing better now, but it has taken them so long to get to this point now where they are playing great football.”
“United need to find that winning formula as soon as possible.”
He feels that they are on the right track. Going back to their roots of academy players mixed with world-class talent.
Berbatov feels the right approach is being taken by United, as they show faith in youth and the stars of tomorrow, but waiting for them to deliver could be a long process.
“It is good to see that they are giving chances to young players.”
But he fears that unless they find the right balance, the pressure may be oo much for some of the youngsters.
“At the same time, you can see that some of the players are still young and naive in some situations.”
“In that case, they need the experienced players with them.”
“To put so much pressure on the young players all at once is not so good.”
“That’s why they need some of the senior members of the squad to step up and help them get back to winning.”