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Dimitar Berbatov proves he's still got it with goal for Man Utd Legends

Ryan Sidle

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Dimitar Berbatov proves he's still got it with goal for Man Utd Legends

Dimitar Berbatov proved you never lose it, as he scored for Manchester United Legends in their game vs Liverpool Legends, as you can see in the video below.

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With no Premier League or Championship football this weekend, with players on international duty, it was time for some others to grab the headlines, including some YouTubers.

At Anfield, that came in the shape of some players who are just as used to, if not more used to, being in the news than some of the modern players.

That's because Liverpool Legends hosted Manchester United Legends at Anfield, with treble, double and Champions League winners littered throughout both sides.

Starting for the hosts were Xabi Alonso, Jerzy Dudek and Martin Skrtel, amongst others, whilst United lined up with Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Jaap Stam and, of course Berbatov.

The Bulgarian forward, known throughout his career for his silky smooth skills, opened the scoring with his brilliant first half strike.

The ball was knocked down to him on the edge of the area and, on the half volley, he expertly dispatched the ball beyond Dudek and into the goal.


The reason that Berba is so good during Legends games, and the like, might be that he played most of his career at the pace of a testimonial match.

Now everyone else is playing at a similar pace, due to the fact they can't move any quicker, the former Tottenham Hotspur forward is in his absolute element.

Speaking of players who don't look like they can move particularly quickly, Roy Keane was a late addition to the United team, leaving us gutted Jamie Carragher or Graeme Souness weren't playing for the hosts.

The Irishman made his way onto the pitch pretty slowly after realising that running on as a substitute wasn't too good an idea, as he was met by boos from the Anfield crowd.

Keane came on in the second half. Image: Alamy
Keane came on in the second half. Image: Alamy

Unfortunately for Berbatov, his goal wasn't enough to win it for his team, and the visitors actually went on to lose 2-1, a small revenge from Liverpool for the actual team's loss in the Premier League this season.

Mark Gonzalez scored the second half equaliser before Florent Sinama Pongolle grabbed the winner for the home team, which might be both players most legendary moments in a Liverpool shirt.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/MUTV

Topics: Liverpool, Manchester United, Premier League, Dimitar Berbatov

Ryan Sidle
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