Sir Alex Ferguson has sung the praises of Dimitar Berbatov following United’s 0-0 draw against Rangers. Berbatov has scored 4 goals in 5 games so far this season, including the Charity Shield against Chelsea, and is really starting to vindicate the decision to spend £30m on him.

Last season, even when struggling to earn recognition, Berbatov created more goalscoring opportunities than any other striker in the league. It is this quality Ferguson believes we were missing last night.

“We wanted to see how Javier Hernandez would do in a full game,” said Ferguson. “Because of that we left Berbatov out and his form has been absolutely fantastic. He has been one of our best players this season and his ability to create in tight situations would have made a difference.”