Berbatov: We will win the title

Berbatov wrapped up a 3-0 win for the Red Devils over Fulham on

Sunday following two more goals from Wayne Rooney that took his

amazing tally to 32. It took United two points clear of Chelsea and

Arsenal in what is turning into a fascinating title race given

Carlo Ancelotti’s men have a game in hand, with all three sides

boasting very similar goal differences. Yet Berbatov is confident

the ultimate domestic prize will end up at Old Trafford, just as it

did in his first season following a club record £30.75million

move from Tottenham. “There can only be one winner and I think it

is going to be us,” said Berbatov. “Arsenal and Chelsea are great

teams and we have difficult games ahead of us but the good thing is

we play at home at Old Trafford against Chelsea and that will be an

advantage for us. “I am optimistic that in the end we will be

champions.” Although his manager doubtless hopes Berbatov is

correct, Sir Alex Ferguson has been involved in enough of these

scraps to know this one looks among the most intriguing, with

Arsenal looking to have the easier run-in, even though United and

Chelsea both know if they win all their games, including the crunch

meeting between the pair at Old Trafford on April 3, they cannot be

caught. “At the moment it is looking like the tightest Premier

League we have had,” said the United chief. “It is very tight. We

only have eight games left. Chelsea have nine. We are all involved

in Europe. Chelsea also have the FA Cup. “I suppose the simple way

for us and Chelsea to look at it is just to win all our games. But

life is never that simple.” United will feel they have a good

chance as long as Rooney stays fit. It took him just 29 seconds of

the second-half to break the deadlock and it was Rooney’s goal

seven minutes from time that settled home nerves after the Red

Devils had spurned a succession of chances. The 24-year-old is now

just 10 goals adrift of the mammoth number Cristiano Ronaldo scored

two seasons ago, although Rooney would prefer to avoid the

comparison. “If I am being honest, getting to 42 goals wouldn’t

mean a lot to me,” he said. “It is not something I have looked at.

“Obviously it is nice to score goals. I want to score goals in

every game and what Cristiano Ronaldo achieved was unbelievable.

“But I am a different player and a different person. I am not

comparing myself to Cristiano.”