Manchester United are the kings of their castle, this has been proven again by the five star performance of today, against Alex Mcleish's Birghimham who were hoping of gaining some good footballing action before their Carling cup semi-final clash with WestHam United. But they were hammered by an all guns blazing red devils.
Berbatov opened the scoring in the second minute with a header from the corner of Ryan Giggs which was flicked on by John O'shea, playing for suspended Rafael Da Silva. It was all Manchester United's play, when Berbatov once again scored in the 37th minute from left side, with assist coming from Wayne Rooney. It was the veteran Giggs in the score-sheet in the second minute of extra time, the assist coming from Rooney again. His 9th assist of the season. Man Utd 3-0 upfront in the halfway mark.
It was the same story in the second half too. Wayne Rooney missing a clear header 2 yards away from the post after a superb cross by Nani. But it was again the hero of the night Berbatov in the score-sheet, just a couple of minutes later. Move being started by long clearence of Van Der Sar, which Rooney controlled very well, before slipping it in the path of Giggs, who passed the ball to Berbatov and he scored the goal from 5 yards from the post in the 53rd min. It was his 3rd hat-trick of the season, the feat only achieved by former RED DEVIL Rud Van Nisterooy and Alan Shearer. Nani, missed more than couple of chances coming from the left flank. But finally scored a well-deserved goal in 76th, switching onto his left foot and then scoring, which he had been trying doing all day long but had failed to find the target. Man Utd now sit comfortably on the top of the table with a game in hand and 2 points clear of nearest rival Arsenal. With Man Utd playing Blackpool on Tuesday, lets hope we'll be on top clear with 5 points. GGMU!!