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Dimitar Berbatov Claims Manchester United Striker Could Be One Of The Best In The World

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Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are likely to be forced to play without Romelu Lukaku next season, as the Belgian striker is poised to make a move to the Italian Serie A, either to Juventus or Internazionale.

Moreover, they were reportedly pursuing Paulo Dybala to replace Lukaku, but it now looks like that deal also fell apart and the transfer window is just about to close.

However, former Red Devil legend Dimitar Berbatov thinks the team has nothing to worry about, as they'll still have Anthony Martial under contract, who has the potential to become one of the best strikers in the world:

"I am slightly biased, but I think Martial can become one of the best, best strikers. It depends on whether he has the attitude, the fighting spirit, but he is so good I think he can become one of the best. He has often played two to three games then out for two to three games. Two to three games on the bench then two to three games back in the team. And then United fans ask, why isn't he consistent? It depends on him, himself, but Martial has to stay at United. He can be a really great player for them," Berbatov told Express Sport.

Berbatov and Martial go a long way back, as they shared the same locker room when the Bulgarian joined AS Monaco back in 2014 where he was still a work in progress:

"I had some of the best times of my career at Monaco, and not just because of the city. I went there at, I think it was 33, and I went into training and had all these young guys around me."There was Martial but also James Rodriguez, (Yannick) Carrasco, Fabinho and all those guys. hey were running around me and I was like 'what the f*ck?'. But I had some great moments at Monaco," he added.

Martial will likely start the season behind Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford in Solskjaer's pecking order, so he'll have to fight really hard for every minute of playing time and prove Berbatov was right all along.