Sunday, 19 September 2010
Berbatov looking the real deal
The season may only be 4 games old but Dimitar Berbatov has looked like an entirely different beast already. The hat-trick he scored this afternoon against United's biggest rivals could be the start of the something truly special.
There is no doubt the languid Bulgarian has tremendous talent but it has been his consistency that has been questioned since his arrival at Old Trafford. Something seems to have clicked into place over the summer which has resulted in this significant improvement. It is strage though that we talk about improvement, Berbatov has now scored 27 league goals for Spurs and United, scoring them at a faster rate for the later.
It is not only the work rate which has improved, his whole demeanour has changed, he looks happy and settled at the Theatre of Dreams whereas previously the striker has looked uncomfortable in his surroundings. The way he took the ball down before unleashing an unstoppable overhead kick for the 2nd goal was simply outstanding and a skill that very few could replicate at the highest level. The expectancy at United is higher than any other club in Britain which is why he has been criticised more than most, hopefully this will be a thing of the past and we can look forward to seeing Berbatov continue the outstanding form he has shown today.