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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 me, my game isn't just about goals. It's about how you play and how you link-up with your

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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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