Dimitar Berbatov has revealed that he turned down an approach from Chelsea, as well as Manchester City, to realise his “dream” of joining Manchester United.
The Bulgarian striker said he could have earned more money at Stamford Bridge or Eastlands but had always wanted to join United.
Tottenham accepted an offer from City before United agreed a £30.75million deal for his services.
“I have very big respect for the offer of Manchester City,” said Berbatov.
“Because of it, the transfer to Manchester United was held up for three or four hours.
“But for me there was only one goal, to wear the red shirt of United.
“If I wanted to play for the money, I would accept the Manchester City offer or one from Chelsea, but no, I want to play for the biggest club in the world and that’s why I am here.”
Berbatov has been compared to United legend Eric Cantona new team-mate Ryan Giggs.
“He plays in a very similar position to Eric, and he has a similar physique,” Giggs said in the Daily Star.
“And I don’t think he’ll be intimidated by the price tag or by coming to United.
“Manchester United centre forwards, or creative players, have to have that sort of mentality – the type who thinks if he does miss a chance, he’ll put the next one away.”