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Appearances: 100
Goals: 33

United's results with Berbatov
P 100 W 71 (71%) D 16 (16%) L 13 (13%)
GF 202 (2.02 gpg) GA 72 (0.72 gpg)

United's results without Berbatov
P 39 W25 (64%) D 10 (25%) L 4 (11%)
GF 74 (1.89 gpg) GA 36 (0.92 gpg)

Goals by venue
Home – 20
Away – 12
Neutral – 1

When Berbatov scores
0-15mins – 0 goals
16-30mins – 4 goals
31-45mins – 3 goals

46-60mins – 9 goals
61-75mins – 8 goals
76-90mins – 9 goals

Where Berbatov scores
6-yard box – 10 goals
Penalty area – 19 goals
Outside box – 4 goals

How Berbatov scores
Right foot – 27 goals
Left foot – 2 goals
Head – 4 goals

11/11/2010 00:33, Report by Nick Coppack

Berba's century

Little more than two years since arriving at Old Trafford, Dimitar Berbatov has chalked up his 100th United appearance.

He reached the milestone against Manchester City on Wednesday 10 November, 789 days after making his debut at Anfield in September 2008.

The Bulgarian arrived at Old Trafford from Tottenham Hotspur, saddled with a club-record transfer fee and significant expectations. Not all United fans, it must be said, took to his languid style immediately, but only a handful of supporters remain unconvinced.

A bewitching talent, Dimitar takes as much pleasure in making goals as he does scoring them, and aims to “create beautiful things” every time he steps onto the pitch.

And while he may not boast a strike-rate as high as some strikers who have pulled on the Reds shirt down the years, Berba's all-round contribution can't be faulted. Indeed, the stats we've unearthed bear out his tremendous influence at Old

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