Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has sensationally claimed that Paris Saint-Germain superstar Marco Verratti would be the perfect player to partner Nemanja Matic in the team’s central midfield position.
Verratti produced an impressive performance against United and dominated the midfield as PSG came away from Old Trafford with a well-deserved two-goal lead going into the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie.
38-year-old Berbatov, who is currently without a club after leaving Indian outfit Kerala Blasters last year, believes that Verratti might just be the perfect partner for Nemanja Matic.
While speaking to Betfair, Berbatov said, “Marco Verratti was very impressive in the centre of the park for PSG. What I like about him is that his first thought is always to go forwards, but if that’s not on, he’s happy just to keep the ball, controlling the tempo and almost putting the other team to sleep.”
Continuing his praise for Verratti and his wish to see the Italian at United, Berbatov said as he concluded, “He is an unbelievable talent; he reminds me of Xavi and Iniesta in many ways. He’d be great at United next to Matic in midfield, allowing the Serbian to do the dirty work while he controlled the game. I can’t see PSG selling though!”