On this day in 2008, Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov joins from Tottenham Hotspur for a club record fee worth a reported £30.75m. Fraizer Campbell goes the other way and joins Spurs on loan for the season.
Upon signing for Utd, Berbatov tells Utd’s website: ”Joining United is a dream come true. I look forward to playing my part in helping this club win more honours.”
Described by Alex Ferguson as ”one of the best and most exciting strikers in world football”. Berbatov went on to have some great moments in the red of Manchester United.