Dimitar Berbatov has confessed it is "better" that he leaves Manchester United this summer.
The Bulgarian has travelled with Sir Alex Ferguson's squad to South Africa after the club chose to extend his contract by a year at the club, most likely to generate a fee for the striker.
However the 31-year-old appears to be growing impatient over the uncertainty of his future, and insisted it remains away from Old trafford.
Because i am tired of speculation,i am talling you this. I read the papers and i see they say 10 million pounds is my price. I go and talk with Sir Alex, and he says to me 5 million..So who is talling the truth, what do you think??..And the truth is, I love this club, but i am not going to be useful to anyone, if i am not playing. And i want to play, i want to help. But for unknown reasons its not going to happen, or my chances will be limited, so it's better for everyone if we say goodbay. If not, i am professional and i will keep doing everything i can, to help my team and my teammates, whenever i have opportunity to do so.
Berbatov was a peripheral figure at United last season, making just 21 appearances for the side as Danny Welbeck joined Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernández ahead of him in the pecking order.
Yet he still scored nine goals despite a lack of game-time, including six goals in three games over the Christmas period against Fulham, Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers.
BERBATOV'S UNITED CAREER:
Saying "no" to a Big Issue
Volleying in against Aalborg
On the ball
Five for the day against Blackburn
Striking the pose against Birmingham
Wembley Woe Part II
Wembley Woe III
The previous campaign he finished as United's top goalscorer with 21 goals, bagging three hat-tricks along the way against Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers - whom he scored five past - and Birmingham City as United recorded an unprecedented 19th English league title.
However he was surprisingly dropped for the Champions League final squad versus Barcelona in favour of perennial crock Michael Owen, who had scored just five goals all season.
Signed for a club record £30.75m on the summer transfer deadline day in 2008, he has divided United's support over his mercurial ingenuity during four years in M16.
But with Ferguson apparently preparing United for a quicker brand of football, the ponderous Berbatov has emerged as a casualty, as opposed to the pacier pairing of Welbeck and Hernández.
United's 22-man squad left Manchester airport on Monday morning for Durban where they will begin their tour, before further stops in Cape Town and the Chinese city of Shanghai.