Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes a quick chat with Dimitar Berbatov has helped get the best from the Bulgarian so far this season.
With six goals in seven games Berbatov has won back many Manchester United fans who once doubted his ability.
Ferguson has always said he needs to find his confidence in order to get the best from him. Do you think doubting the player helped that?
Ferguson said: “I just had a word with him at the start of the campaign.
“I told him: ‘Look, only you can solve this conundrum. You’re the one in control here. You’ve got fantastic ability and you need to realise that ability and make the most of it. We’ll be here to support you’.
“And he’s started the season in terrific form for us. Dimitar has been, without doubt, our star forward.
“When you bring a player to Manchester United, not everybody takes to the situation straight away.
“Not all signings become hits overnight.
“Valencia did, of course, but he’s almost an exception. Others take time, and Dimitar was a bit like that. It’s just a fact.
“Nobody’s ever doubted the ability of the lad, but what we’re seeing now is a striker who’s playing with belief and confidence.
“All strikers are massively reliant on those two factors – belief and confidence.
“And at the moment Berbatov has both.”