Dimitar Berbatov believes Paulo Dybala did Manchester United a favour by rejecting the chance to join them this summer.
Prior to last week’s English transfer deadline, Dybala seemed to be on the verge of completing a Premier League move.
Reports claimed that Juventus were willing to use the 25-year-old in a trade deal with United for Romelu Lukaku. Apparently, they had reached an agreement before the player pulled out of it.
Meanwhile, Premier League rivals Tottenham also fancied their chances of a deadline day transfer for Dybala. Although their efforts to prize him away from Turin ultimately came to nothing.
But Berbatov reckons Dybala would likely have not fit in at United anyway and may have disrupted things at Old Trafford instead.
“It’s difficult to see where he [would] fit,” the ex-Red Devils striker told the Daily Star.
“He’s got a great left foot with good vision. The only thing I’d worry about is if he can get used to the English way of playing football.
“It’s interesting to see what will happen.”
Berbatov added: “When you have quality players, it’s a luxury to know that if one gets injured you have a great one who can come in.
“But that’s not good for the players themselves. They’ll be moaning and not happy, so you have to be careful who you buy.”
Despite the English transfer window now being shut, Dybala’s Juventus future remains in doubt.
Head coach Maurizio Sarri recently refused to rule out selling the Argentina international as Juventus need to sell players. However, sporting director Fabio Paratici claims that Dybala is no closer to a summer exit.
Currently, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are the only known clubs to still have an alleged interest in the striker.
Dybala scored twice in Juventus’ 3-1 friendly win over their B team on Wednesday.