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Man Utd boss Ferguson full of praise for 2-goal Berbatov

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was pleased with Dimitar Berbatov's performance in their 2-2 draw with Benfica. After twice putting the ball into the net when the whistle had sounded and hammering a late volleyed chance over the top, there will have been some frustration on his part but the manager was pleased with the 30-year-old's overall display.

"He's always been involved," Ferguson told "He's not had the starts but that's all to do with the partnerships we've had this season.

"He's done very well tonight and could've scored a hat-trick. It was a bad decision when he was flagged offside in the first half - it was never offside. And he missed an opportunity near the end, he was a bit unlucky but maybe he could've taken it down.

"Nonetheless, he played very well and there's always a goal in Dimi, always the ability to turn a game. That's why I played him. He's always in my thoughts."

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