The Streets Will Never Forget Dimitar Berbatov's World Class 2010/2011 Season At Man Utd
Dimitar Berbatov's time at Manchester United will always be remembered after a remarkable 2010/2011 campaign saw him become one of the world's best strikers.
Berbatov joined United back in 2008 and while he oozed quality, it was a tough challenge breakthrough ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney.
Tevez and Ronaldo would leave the following year and Rooney had to carry the load for a few seasons as Berbatov couldn't match his intensity.
But 2010 rolled around and the Bulgarian begun to show his true quality and arguably carried United to their 19th Premier League title.
One key game came against bitter rivals Liverpool in September, with United running out 3-2 winners thanks to a Berbatov hat-trick.
A match winner like no other, the former Tottenham man tormented Liverpool's defence and put them to the sword with a sublime overhead kick the pick of the lot.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson told The Guardian following the game: "There was a lot of criticism of him last season from the media - it happens when we buy someone for a lot of money, that's the way of the world.
"But this season he has started off in the right fashion. He was good in pre-season and on tour and has carried it on. There has never been any doubt about the quality of the man."
Confidence had always been key for Berbatov and surprisingly, he went 10 games without a goal after his Liverpool heroics.
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What is the best way to break that scoring duct? By scoring five in a single game of course.
Blackburn Rovers were left stunned on a cold November afternoon as Berbatov became the first non-Englishman in Premier League history hit five in a single game.
A third hat-trick of the season came against Birmingham City and he ended the campaign with 32 goals overall.
20 of those came in the Premier League and it was enough to grab the Golden Boot alongside former teammate Tevez, who was now at Manchester City.
What stood out about Berbatov was the raw talent at his disposal without having to dart around the pitch.
United came up against Barcelona in the Champions League final and Berbatov was shockingly omitted from the whole squad.
They'd lose the game to Pep Guardiola's side 3-1, but you wonder what could've been if 'The Iceman' was allowed to strut his stuff while in the form of his life.
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