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Berbatov warning for Reds

DIMITAR Berbatov has warned his Manchester United team-mates not to get lulled into a false sense of security ahead of tomorrow's Champions League clash against AC Milan at the San Siro.

United boss Alex Ferguson said yesterday that this was a "good time" for his side to take on Milan, as the side have managed just one win in the last five games, and that was a narrow 3-2 win over strugglers Udinese on Friday night, a game watched by Ferguson.

But Bulgarian star Berbatov says that Milan's current form is misleading. "It will be a great game. Some people say that Milan are not in the best shape, but I think that can be deceiving. In the Champions League, everybody is different," said Berbatov before the United squad departed for Milan today.

"I know they will prepare very well for us, so there is no favourite. It's 50-50. I have played against each big club in the world, but I've never played against Milan, so I am very excited," added the Bulgarian, who is desperate for Champions League glory having missed out twice before.

"I was on the bench (with Bayer Leverkusen in 2002) and thinking this is like every other game. I was a kid back then, but it is now two finals and two losses for me. I'm glad I have had the opportunity to play at the highest level, though. I want to be there again and I'm sure we will be."

Ferguson went to Italy to see Milan in league action on Friday night and he's happy with his lot today. "It's a good time for us to be going to Milan," said Ferguson

"They played this weekend, they've lost Kaka and have a few injuries, whereas we have had a good rest.

"They have changed since they lost Kaka. They used Kaka at the head of a diamond and two front players but they have changed that and gone 4-3-3 with two wide players and three centre-midfield players.

"You have to recognise they are not short of skill and experience."