Berbatov aims to be the best in the world
Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov admits one of the reasons he joined the club in the summer was to become the best in the world.
The Bulgaria international signed from Tottenham for £30.75million on transfer deadline day in the summer after protracted negotiations.
Considering his former team's problems this season his reasons for leaving White Hart Lane seem justified.
When Spurs travel to fellow strugglers Newcastle to next month, United will be in Japan contesting the FIFA Club World Cup against sides who have all won their respective continental championships.
Asked if this was the kind of competition he joined United to play in the Bulgaria international said: "Of course. I believe we could play in this tournament every year. We need to win the Champions League and this our major goal this year as well.
"We want to fight for every trophy possible and I believe the squad is good enough."
United, who have played one fixture fewer than their Barclays Premier League rivals after featuring in the European Super Cup, will fall further behind schedule as a result of their week-long trip to the Far East.
However, Berbatov believes the opportunity to win his first trophy with the club, and be crowned the best team in the world, cannot be passed up.
"We are hopefully going to bring the trophy back here. I don't know much about the teams but if they are playing in this competition it will be difficult but not impossible," he said.
"The most important thing is to win the trophy."
Berbatov has been struggling with a hamstring injury but manager Sir Alex Ferguson could be set for a boost ahead of Sunday's derby against Manchester City.
"Tomorrow I will train with the first team so hopefully I can be back soon," said the Bulgarian.
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