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Quick questions

What do you get up to off the field?
Now I have my daughter I don’t have a lot of time for much else! I love spending time with my family, watching films and I enjoy drawing.

Have you drawn any of your team-mates?
[Laughs] Whatever I see I can draw! I’ve done caricatures of Vida, Fletch and Wazza. We had a good laugh about them – I think they liked them.

What other sports do you enjoy?
American football, basketball, baseball, even wrestling!

What music do you listen to?
I like hip-hop, R&B and Bulgarian music.

A few fans have asked about your new tattoo…
I always try to design my own. I spent a lot of time playing around with designs for this one. I’m now working on my new one.

What TV shows do you always Sky+?
I watch a lot of American shows - I’m a fan of House, Mad Men, The Sopranos, Heroes, Lost, Nip/Tuck…

17/08/2010 09:28, Report by Gemma Thompson

Berba strives for beauty

“This could be Dimitar’s season,” declared Sir Alex Berbatov's sublime goal at Wembley. His deft lob over Chelsea goalkeeper Hilario clinched a record 18th Community Shield for the Reds. Now the Bulgarian says he’s aiming to play a major part adding yet more silverware to the collection…

Did you take time over the summer to analyse the last campaign?
Yes, I thought about it during my time back home in Bulgaria. We all wanted to win the title and we gave our best to do that, but things ended on a disappointing note. When one season finishes though, it’s not long until another starts and everyone feels ready to go again.

You retired from international football in May – what were your reasons and how will it benefit your club career?
Everything comes to an end at some point and I said to myself a long time ago that when I got nearer to 30 I would step down and let the younger guys take over. You need to know when to stop and that was the right moment for me. Now I can concentrate fully on my football with United, have a bit more rest during the season and enjoy watching my country.

The manager has said this could be your season – do you agree?
I want this to

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