Last Updated: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:08
Dimitar Berbatov admits it hurts to be a bit part player at Manchester United but will do it for the good of the team.
The Bulgarian has only started five games for the Reds this season as Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney are all ahead of him in the pecking order at Old Trafford.
However, Berbatov has still chipped in with nine goals this season, the last coming against Stoke City on January 31st, and the striker says he is ready to answer the call whenever Sir Alex Ferguson needs him.
Although he is disappointed, Berbatov is refusing to kick up a fuss and says as long as United are winning, everyone is happy.
"It's just about being ready," he told United Review. "We have a big squad and you know sometimes you are not going to play. It's sad and it's painful but you need to be strong and be prepared for when your team-mates need your help.
"We are a team and we want to win together."
Berbatov will be hoping to play some part against West Brom today as the Reds look for another three points to keep the pressure on Manchester City in the title race.
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