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26/04/2010 07:24, Report by Gemma Thompson

Berba deserves credit

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Dimitar Berbatov's contribution to United's vital win over Tottenham should not be overlooked.



With Wayne Rooney missing with a groin injury, the Bulgarian led the line against his old club and it was his fine run and flick which led to Patrice Evra being upended in the area for United's first penalty of the afternoon.

Ryan Giggs and Nani grabbed the all-important goals for the Reds, but Sir Alex was keen to highlight Berbatov's all-round display.

"Dimitar was marvellous throughout and he led the line very well," the manager told MUTV.

"He played a great role for us and had three great attempts on goal which he was very unlucky not to see go in.

"He's a great player, but it's one of those things that when you buy someone for £30million if he's not scoring three goals a week he's going to get criticised. It's just part of life here."

Praise for Dimi

"Dimitar was marvellous throughout [against Spurs] and he led the line very well. He's a great player, but it's one of those things that when you buy someone for £30million if he's not scoring three goals a week he's going to get criticised. It's just part of life here."

- Sir Alex Ferguson

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