In his column for the Sunday Times of Malta , Neville wrote: "Dimitar Berbatov got a lot of praise for his hat-trick performance and you can definitely see there has been a change in his mentality. He came back in peak fitness in the summer and got confidence from playing well and scoring goals in pre-season. He looks fantastic at the moment and the player everyone knows he can be.
"Berbatov is very strong - it's impossible to get the ball off him - and his ability is unquestionable. Before this season his goal-scoring record was okay for Manchester United but this year his goal-scoring form is outstanding."