Dimitar Berbatov shock TV viewers by saying Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi 'p*****' him off' – and refusing to criticise Jose MourinhoDecember 9, 2018
He also raised eyebrows when he refused to criticise Jose Mourinho's efforts at Manchester United – something a lot of former Old Trafford stars are only too happy to do.
Berbatov shocked Sky Sports viewers when he was asked to give his opinion about Guendouzi.
He said: "He's 19 but he's playing like he's been there forever.
"Sometimes I'm watching him like I want to be against him because [he has] p***** me off with the confidence he has."
Sky Sports presenter Ben Shepherd was forced to intervene and apologise for the 37-year-old's language.
Berbatov added: "But he's [got] a confidence that I want to beat this guy.
"He's so confident on the ball and he's everywhere on the pitch. I've watched him. He's in the box, running out with [a] problem.
"You can be 19 and have the mentality and experience of a 24-year-old. Age doesn't matter. He's unbelievable."
And the Bulgarian star jumped to the defence of the under-fire Manchester United boss when he was asked if he was the right man for the job.
The 37-year-old said: "I cannot afford myself to give an opinion especially to managers, who are world class managers. So successful.
"I can't afford myself. He is the coach of Manchester United, I'm sure he's doing his best to succeed and win something.
"He's a winner, from what I hear he's very good with his players. Everyone has different tactics to fire-up their players, sometimes it seems unusual, to me or to you probably.
"When he's criticising someone or doesn't say good things about some players, but maybe this is his way of working, I don't know.
"I am not there, but for the moment, it's easy to criticise.
"I know some of the fans are not happy with the performance of the team, but the coach is Mourinho and I hope they can perform as good as they did in the last game."
The 37-year-old, who won the Bulgarian Football of the Year award seven times, is still an avid supporter of United.
And last month he celebrated the late win over Young Boys last month so loudly that his wife ran in screaming.
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