Dimitar Berbatov has told Paddy Crerand in an exclusive MUTV interview that he loves playing for United.
The Bulgarian star is proud to represent the champions and, in a revealing chat with the Reds legend, recalled his joy at learning of the club's interest in his signature. Despite a late bid from City, and rumours of a more lucrative offer, the then-Spurs striker joined United on deadline day in 2008 and, of course, was joint-winner of the Golden Boot last term.
"My mind was always set on joining Manchester United," he told Crerand. "How can you not go to United? I don't play for money. I play for glory and winning championships.
"I'm happy here. My family is together in Manchester. I hear people complain about the weather, there's nothing to do and the food. But, for me, it's not like that. I play for a club I love, the biggest club, and everything else doesn't matter."
Reflecting on United's initial interest in signing him from Tottenham, the 30-year-old was contacted by his agent Emil Danchev.
"He called me to say we have interest from Manchester United," added Berbatov. "I said: 'Don't joke with me' but he said he was serious. So I was speechless. When the biggest club contact you, it's a big deal for me coming from a small country like Bulgaria."
Watch the full episode of Paddy meets Berbatov on MUTV at 9pm on Tuesday.