Berbatov leaves United for Fulham

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has completed his long-awaited move away from the club to join Fulham on a two-year contract.

The Bulgarian was heavily linked with a move to Juventus as well as Fiorentina after slipping down the pecking order at United, but he will now be reunited with former manager Martin Jol, whom he played for during his time at Tottenham.

"I'm delighted to have signed for Fulham and I look forward to playing under Martin Jol once again," Berbatov told Fulham's official website.

"As soon as I was aware of Fulham's interest my decision to join was an easy one to make."

The Cottagers also added Sunderland's Kieran Richardson on Friday, signing the 27-year-old to a three-year deal after he spent the past five seasons with the Black Cats.

Richardson appeared in 149 games for Sunderland during his time at the Stadium of Light after arriving from Manchester United in 2007.