Manchester United's striker Dimitar Berbatov declared fit ahead of Arsenal clash
Manchester United's striker, Dimitar Berbatov, is available for the feature against Arsenal in their next English Premier League encounter. The two sides are up against each other on May 1, 2011.
The Bulgarian has recovered from a groin injury and is certainly a part of United. Berbatov has had a fantastic season with the Red Devils scoring 21 goals in 29 appearances, however, the striker has been
out of favour lately with Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez considered as United’s preferred strike partnership.
The Red Devils have their sights on the Premier League and UEFA Champions League titles. At present United are atop of the Premier League table with a six-point lead on their closest challengers, Chelsea.
Moreover, they hold a two-goal advantage over the German side, Schalke 04, in the semi-final of Europe’s elite competition.
Ferguson certainly hopes that he has a full strength squad available to him as United face a hectic schedule of matches ahead, notably a trip to the Emirates Stadium. Furthermore, United's manager will be
rotating his starting line-up to keep his players free from fatigue.
Ferguson said on Berbatov, "He's trained all week ... he's available. I've got a strong squad, I can make a few changes if I want to on Sunday (against Arsenal), I can make changes on Wednesday (against Schalke)
There is more good news for the Red Devils as the holding midfielder, Darren Fletcher, is on his way back to full fitness after recovering from a virus. The Scotland international could feature in United’s
Champions League second leg tie against Schalke.
Ferguson said on Fletcher, "I'll possibly include him in Wednesday's game, maybe get 45 minutes out of him, He's put the weight back on, he's working hard in the gymnasium, he's a great addition to the squad
at this time of year having missed a couple of months."
If United are able to collect three points against Arsenal, they will be taking a step closer to Premier League success, however, the Gunners are no easy prey and will be looking to bounce back from their
2-1 defeat at the hands of Bolton Wanderers in their last EPL fixture.