Adel Taarabt has jumped to the defence of Fulham teammate Dimitar Berbatov.

Berbatov faces his former club Manchester United with some supporters calling for the Bulgarian to be dropped for the first time since he moved to Craven Cottage.

But Taarabt said: "Berba is a great player. He has shown it for years by scoring many goals and playing for Tottenham and United."

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