Schalke v Manchester United

Berbatov ruled out of Schalke clash

April 25, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Dimitar Berbatov has been ruled out of the first leg of Manchester United's Champions League semi-final with Schalke with a groin injury.

Dimitar Berbatov
PA PhotosDimitar Berbatov is still the Premier League's top scorer

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Berbatov missed Saturday's 1-0 win over Everton and was not on the plane with his team-mates at Manchester Airport ahead of the trip to Germany on Monday.

It is arguable whether Berbatov would have started the game anyway as in-form Javier Hernandez bagged his 19th goal of the season at the weekend, as his partnership with Wayne Rooney continues to blossom.

The Bulgarian has one year left on his current deal at Old Trafford and is stalling over an extension as his former club Tottenham have been linked with a summer move in the region of £10 million.