– Berbatov scored 27 league goals in 70 appearances for Spurs, prompting the £30m transfer fee. After being widely criticised by sections of United fans, the media and rival fans, Berbatov has scored 27 league goals in 69 appearances for United.
– Berbatov has collected 18 assists in those 69 appearances, giving a total of 45 goals scored or created, an average of 0.7 per game.
– In Wayne Rooney’s first 69 appearances for the club, he scored 24 goals. He also provided 13 assists, giving a total of 37 goals scored or created, an average of 0.5 per game.
– Rooney has scored 92 goals in 192 appearances for United and created 51 assists, giving a total of 143 scored or created, an average of 0.7 per game.
– Berbatov created an average of 2.2 goalscoring opportunities per 90 minutes in the Premiership in 09/10, more than any striker in the league.
– Berbatov has scored more league goals after 5 games in 2010/2011 Carlos Tevez did all season in 2008/2009.
– Berbatov is the first United player in 64 years to score a hattrick against Liverpool. He’s the first United player in 82 years to score a hattrick against Liverpool at Old Trafford.
– Fernando Torres (£24m) has scored 57 goals in 84 games for Liverpool. He has picked up 11 assists in that time, taking the total number of goals scored or created to 68, an average of 0.8 per game.
– Robinho (£31m) scored 14 goals in 41 games for City, providing 8 assists, giving a total of 22 goals scored or created, an average of 0.5 per game.
– Didier Drogba (£24m) has scored 89 goals in 171 games for Chelsea, providing 43 assists, giving a total of 0.8 per game.
– Carlos Tevez scored 19 goals in 63 games for Manchester United, providing 10 assists, giving a total of 29 goals scored or created, an average of 0.5 per game.
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