Liverpool and Manchester United are old enemies. The two clubs share a passionate rivalry which in recent years has developed in some way, we still despise each other but the mutual respect between the sides has become more palpable due to the ascendancy of new money sides such as Manchester City. Old Trafford icon Dimitar Berbatov has admitted that Liverpool are now dictating the tempo in the Premier League.

Old Trafford icon Dimitar Berbatov has admitted that Liverpool are now dictating the tempo in the Premier League.

Old Trafford icon Dimitar Berbatov has admitted that Liverpool are now dictating the tempo in the Premier League. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Berbatov at United

In 2008 Manchester United signed Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham Hotspur in a £30.75m deal.

The Bulgarian went on to score 56 goals for the Red Devils across 149 appearances.

He was famed for his nonchalant style and his moments of magic, producing impossible turns of skill and scoring from logic defying angles.

Annoyingly, he always seemed to turn up against Liverpool. He was a worthy foe.

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Berbatov makes Liverpool admission

Speaking to TalkSPORT, quoted by the Liverpool ECHO, Dimitar Berbatov admitted that Liverpool are dictating the tempo in the Premier League now with Man United lagging behind:

“Now times are different and Liverpool is the team that is dictating the tempo in the Premier League and in Europe as well.

“If United want to develop and get better they need to try and catch up to Liverpool because at the moment they are producing the best football.

“Liverpool is up there if they continue the way they are playing. And now with Thiago coming in they are going to become even better as a team with creativity. They are the team you should watch out for.”

What RTK has to say

It can’t have been easy for him to say it but it’s the truth: the Reds are head and shoulders above the rest at the minute.

Manchester United are lagging way behind and they must surely be looking to Anfield for the blueprint.

The Old Trafford club have had a torrid time in the transfer market whilst Michael Edwards hasn’t put a foot wrong and that has been key to the two side’s contrasting fortunes.

Fingers crossed the Reds can maintain their dominance over their North West rivals, it feels good to be king.

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