Posted February 29, 2012

Report: Manchester United Will Pick Up Dimitar Berbatov’s Option

Soccer

Manchester United will pick up striker Dimitar Berbatov’s “one-way option” that will keep him with the club for another year, according to The Guardian.

The option ensures the team will not lose Berbatov, 31, this summer for no fee. The clause is activated on Thursday but does not have to be executed immediately, according to The Guardian.

Manchester United purchased Berbatov from Tottenham Hotspur for almost $50 million in 2006 and the Bulgarian has just 49 goals in 82 starts for the team. According to The Guardian, Berbatov is not expected to receive a raise and is low on the depth chart, behind Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez.