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27/11/2010 18:33, Report by G Thompson
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Beaming Berba

United players and fans alike left Old Trafford in buoyant mood after Saturday's 7-1 drubbing of Blackburn, but the man sporting the biggest smile of all was five-goal hero Dimitar Berbatov.



The Bulgarian had not found the net since his hat-trick against Liverpool back in September, but it took him just two minutes to kick-off the scoring against a poor Rovers side.

Berbatov went on to find the net a further four times equalling the feat achieved by only a handful of players in the Premier League era including Alan Shearer and Andy Cole.

"It was an fantastic afternoon for the team and for me personally - I still can't quite believe I scored five goals," he told MUTV afterwards.

"I've scored five in a match before, but it was a long time ago back home in Bulgaria. To do it in the Premier League is a great feeling especially when only a few players have done it. To stand alongside the likes of Shearer and Cole is a great honour.

"It [the goal drought] had concerned me a little bit because when you're a striker people just tend to look at the number of goals you score, but, for

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Dimi goes goal crazy

"I've scored five in a match before, but it was a long time ago back home in Bulgaria. To do it in the Premier League is a great feeling especially when only a few players have done it. To stand alongside the likes of Shearer and Cole is a great honour."

- Dimitar Berbatov

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