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Ferguson backs Berbatov after penalty miss

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has defended striker Dimitar Berbatov after missing a penalty in the FA Cup semi-final shootout against Everton on Sunday.

"He will get criticism because when you pay £30million for a player everyone thinks he should be able to score with a penalty kick," said Ferguson.

"He was upset and disappointed, as we all were.

"But I don't see any evidence of Berbatov's season tailing off.

"He has missed a few games and overall yesterday, I thought he did really well."



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