Inside United issue 196

- We chart Dimitar Berbatov’s journey from the Bulgarian top flight to the biggest club in the world. Our new no.9 reveals his feelings after the summer’s most complicated transfer saga, while Sir Alex expresses his delight at getting his man.

- The boss is excited about defensive prospect Jonny Evans, Champions League challenges ahead and a very nice Italian Red…

- There are promotions for Mike Phelan and Rene Meulensteen, while we say “au revoir” to Frenchmen Louis Saha and Mikael Silvestre.

- Plus... Choccy’s diary, deals of the decade, Spooks: Code 9 star Andrew Knott and Pat Crerand’s United tales.

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29/09/2008 11:12, Report by Ben Hibbs
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Neville targets trophies

United skipper Gary Neville wants a repeat last year’s success after missing out on the Reds’ Premier League and Champions League double.

The 33-year-old had to sit out the Moscow triumph and United’s 17th championship success. But he’s hoping to continue the trophy haul this term.

“It’s great to feel part of it again,” he tells November’s Inside United, in shops on Wednesday.

“That’s the worst thing about being injured – you don’t feel part of what’s going on and you feel you’re not contributing. And I’m not a great substitute, I’m hardly going to come on and change the game!”

Neville is also excited by the prospect of Dimitar Berbatov gelling with United’s array of attacking stars. He says: “I’m excited by Dimitar’s arrival and I’m sure it’s a signing all the fans are excited about. I know he had other offers but, to be honest, they were nowhere near as good as the option he was given of coming here.”

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