After crossing from Tottenham on the final day of the transfer window last season, the Bulgarian international did not produce his usual brilliance as often as he would have liked.
But this season could be a different story according to the man himself.
"I think this year will be different for me," said Berbatov. "I've had a pre-season tour with the team, which I missed last year.
"And I really know how every player in the team plays now, so I can understand them better on the pitch.
"Plus, Sir Alex knows the best way he can use me. We have many games and I'm looking forward to each one so I can score goals and make my contribution to the team."