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United - Berbatov on His Magical Day!

Dimitar Berbatov lit up Old Trafford with his performance yesterday becoming the first United player to hit a hat-trick against Liverpool since 1946.

On that occasion it was a certain Stan Pearson who received the accolades.

After the match, our Bulgarian striker was much sought after by the media and spoke about the day itself and his own performance,

"It felt like a magical day, very special for me because I scored a hat-trick and we beat our rivals."

"Everyone is very happy in the dressing room."

"I will be going home with a smile on my face but to my kids I am nothing special - tomorrow is another day and Sunday is another game."

"It was probably my best performance for United but I don`t want it to be the last."

"Hopefully, every game I will improve and everything will happen for me like it did today."

"It went through y mind that we had lost a two-goal lead the week before but, thankfully, we showed a fighting spirit."

"In future when we go 2-0 up we should look to go 3-0. But we will keep on improving. There is a long way to go and hopefully, we will end up top."

And as for his wonder-goal, surely already a contender for the goal of the season, Dimitar was surprisingly modest, remarking,

"I did not see the ball go in but when I heard the crowd screaming it was easy to guess what had happened."

"It was a good goal. But the ball was in the net and it does not matter whether it was an overhead kick of a tap-in."

Our view is that he should milk the accolades as goals like that don`t come along that often.

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 20 2010

Time: 10:28AM

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After a dismal start he is really showing why Fergie is right about not needing Tevez. Ability wise Berbatov is undoubtedly better than Tevez he has just had to adjust his game to match our game and look at results so far.
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20/09/2010 12:26:00

flash in the pan if you ask me!
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20/09/2010 19:07:00

No.7 - Ability wise? Tevez is faster, closes players down, can tackle and has a better attitude. Are they not abilities?
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20/09/2010 19:39:00

bluedub thats not ability thats called running around like a headless chicken.the best thing tevez has done since he left man utd was to get his haircut,at least he know looks more like a foootballer instead of worzel gummidge
johnney handsome
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20/09/2010 20:22:00

Ok JH, I'm sure you were saying the same when he was getting your lot out of jail, with late goals on numerous occasions.
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20/09/2010 20:53:00

Tevez's work rate is great yes but his attitude itself stinks. He rates himself first and foremost and can't accept squad rotation. In comparison Berbatov is a better finsher when on form, agile, amazing first touch, good short pass, work rate has improved, acrobatical (if thats a word), more of an aerial threat and posses great vision and unselfish.
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20/09/2010 21:06:00

Oh yeah, the same Berbatov you were all ready to show the door just a few months ago has suddenly become a world beater on the back of a couple of decent games. But nobody ever slated him, or called for him to be sold, no, never.
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20/09/2010 22:32:00

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21/09/2010 02:39:00

my sincere advice..go get robbie keane from spurs..he completes berbatov..COYS
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21/09/2010 05:47:00

Yup fcb that exact one.
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21/09/2010 07:51:00

Hats off No.7, Tevez attitude stinks is the funniest thing I've ever had the pleasure of reading on Vital, thanks for brightening my morning mate.
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21/09/2010 09:05:00

You'll soon find out for yourself no doubt Bluedub, you'd be lucky if he fulfills his contract with the paddys he likes to throw.
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21/09/2010 17:30:00

A footballer wanting to play football, and not being happy when he doesn't, would you credit that?
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21/09/2010 19:30:00

Bluedub, can i just clear it up that i wasn't being offensive to Tevez i do believe he's a great player however i also believe based on ability Berbatov is the better player, it's just my opinion and it's not going to change. Also in regard to you're previous post, i wouldn't expect any player whom is not getting first-team football to be happy but at that the same time i would expect the player to prove why he should be first-team and make the most of his chances when given, however, Tevez is not like that, he expects to be first-team regardless of how he performed or trained. He couldn't accept that he would also be on a rotation system and thus started talking a load of drivel about he wasn't respected etc, etc and than began with verbal abuse and slander of legendary and key figures of the club (Fergie and Neville) and expected us United fans to support him through it. Fair enough he gave it his all but sometimes running around like a headless chicken just isn't enough and you need a bit of magic from a player like Berby whom is very creative and capable of producing it to give to the team what is needed. Tevez's work-rate is impeccable however when things begin to threaten his regular first-team status he's very quick to victimise himself and make a meal out of it.
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21/09/2010 23:07:00

Thing is though Tevez was performing when given his chance, how many times did he come on and make the difference for your lot? Yet he was constantly overlooked. He's too good a player to be a super sub a la Robins or Solsjkaer, and it was obvious that's what Fergie wanted him to be. As for the respect thing with Fergie, I have to take Tevez' side yet again(surprise, surprise you might say), his loan deal was due to expire so he wanted his future sorted out yet Fergie ignored his request for talks time and time again, what's that telling Tevez? As for that**** Neville, don't even get me started, he is one of the most reprehensible players I have seen in 25 years watching football, and that's saying something because there has been some right toe rags to grace English football in that time. And finally, the Berbatov/Tevez comparison is a bit of a nonsense really, when you consider they are two completely different types of player, who both add things to their respective teams in different ways. I've always rated Berbatov, but he's a luxury player, it seems Fergie has finally realised this and is using him properly now instead of asking him to play a disciplined role.
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