5 Dec 2010

Berbatov may end his career at Man U

3:26 pm on 5 December 2010

The Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov would be happy to stay with English football club Manchester United until the end of his career according to his agent.

Berbatov, whose contract with the Old Trafford side expires in 2012, came under fire for not scoring enough goals in the first two seasons following his $63 million move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2008.

The former CSKA Sofia striker was also criticised for being inconsistent and not working hard enough for the team but the 29-year-old has rediscovered his killer instinct and is top of this season's Premier League scoring charts with 11 goals.

Last week, Berbatov became only the fourth Premier League player to score five times in one match when he helped destroy Blackburn Rovers in a 7-1 win to follow in the footsteps of childhood hero Alan Shearer, Andy Cole and Jermain Defoe.

Bulgaria's all-time leading scorer, with 48 goals, quit the Balkan country's national team in May citing fatigue and family commitments for his surprise announcement.