Dimitar Berbatov: Genius, indeed

The king is dead. Long live the king.

Dimitar Berbatov

This is how you do it. Even the great man himself, Eric Cantona, would’ve been proud; heck, he’d have been jealous. Having not scored for two months, this is how you do it. With your future deemed uncertain by the press, this is how you do it.

Poor Blackburn. Poor Paul Robinson, for he’ll have nightmares spanning an eternity. But Berbatov loved it. Five goals and, to be brutally honest, he could have had a couple more. And in doing so, Berbatov becomes only the 4th player in Premier League history to net 5 goals in match after Andy Cole, Alan Shearer and Jermain Defoe. Those three were goalscorers; Berbatov isn’t – he’s more.

His first touch was magnificent. His second even better. His third – back of the net. Well, maybe that isn’t exactly accurate and exaggerated a tad, but it goes far enough to say how well the Bulgarian performed. Actually, his goals came in a true forward fashion. Some were ugly, others beautiful. The third was immaculate, involving some lovely interchange with Nani and Patrice Evra and perhaps, more impressively, he ran the length of the field which puts paid to all the ‘lazy’ jibes.

And it was the re-emergence of his favourite strike partner, Wayne Rooney, that brought him unimaginable happiness. Rooney was spectacular, as was Nani, Anderson, heck…the whole team. But today was about one man. It was a pleasure to watch. That’s eleven goals and counting. And you feel there is more to come. Much more.

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4 responses to “Dimitar Berbatov: Genius, indeed”

  1. ellis says :

    Berbatov was sensational, absolutely amazing. I wish he could score many more goals and help Man Utd win the title back!

  2. S1MANC says :

    Correction: eleven goals & counting!

    Great site keep up the good work.

  3. Zee Germans says :

    What a performance by Dimitar… He was brilliant! Hope he can keep his pace and goalscoring for the rest of season and get more consistent (that’s what we need!)…
    I agree, Rooney was amazing (so as the team) but I have to say that Rafael impresses me more and more!
    Glory glory Man Utd!

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