"All the players have huge respect for him," he said. "You can be tying up your boots but when he begins to talk you just freeze and listen to him. His word is law to us."
Berbatov lost his second Champions League final last month having previously suffered defeat with Bayer Leverkusen, but he admits that winning the Premier League was always his main target.
"Yes, it was my number one aim," said Berbatov. "Probably, I was much more pleased than my team-mates but it was my first title after all.
"I think it's understandable since Ryan Giggs told me he has eleven championship medals."