Dimitar Berbatov scored his sixth goal for Manchester United yesterday, getting his foot around the ball perfectly to blast it in to the back of the net, showing the class we are becoming accustomed to in our new striker.

Comparisons were made between him and Cantona as soon as the deal to United was completed, but with every game there are more references to their similarities.

Berbatov has asked for the comparison to be stopped as well as explaining why he signed for United.

“I am just myself,” said Berbatov. “I don’t want to be compared with anybody else – especially a legend like Cantona. If you ask some of the guys here, I am the quiet one. I don’t talk much. I prefer to listen and watch. I’ve been like that all my life.”

Berbatov has also hit back at criticism levelled at him from those in the Spurs camp.

“I don’t play for myself, I play for the team,” he added. “You have 75,000 people supporting you every game, the most successful coach in the world and the best players in the world. What more could you want to try and improve? At 27, I’m in the final stage of my development as a player and to be able to do it with this team is fantastic.”