Date: 1st September 2009 at 8:40pm
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Dimitar Berbatov admitted that he did not even dare doing some of the tricks and things that his teammates, like Wayne Rooney, often pull off. Which, for me, is a problem.

‘We have so much talent at United,’ he said.

‘They do stuff that sometimes I honestly cannot do and I don’t even try because I would look like a fool.

‘You see people doing it and ask them about it. You learn from each other. To develop, you have to.’


Oh come off it Berba. I hope you were only joking.

But even if he did, even if he did not actually mean it, what he said was true. By every indication, he’s still lacking in confidence to become a real presence and presumably that’s why Fergie usually has second thoughts about using him in the biggest games.

He can, obviously, pull of just about anything: the way he set up Ronaldo against West Ham last season confirmed as much. He just needs to do it more often, to give free rein to his abilities, to stop being so bloody unselfish all the time. He could do with a few lessons from a certain Cristiano Ronaldo but unfortunately he is not around any more…