And while Ferguson was delighted with another outstanding performance by Berbatov, he was left fuming by his side's failure to secure the win, instead having to settle for a 3-3 draw.
"Football can do that to you," he said. "In a game of a completely comfortable position we've thrown it away - simple as that.
"We played some good football at times.
"Berbatov I thought was our best player. I thought he was absolutely brilliant today but that's all wasted because we've given the two points away."
"I think Rio will play on Tuesday night," he added of the 31-year-old, who has been sidelined with a knee injury sustained in England's first training session in South Africa before the World Cup.
"It a European tie at home and we've got to take advantage of that."