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