Date: 29 October 2008, Old Trafford, Premier League
Background: Augmenting an attack of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez with the considerable menace of Dimitar Berbatov gave Sir Alex Ferguson an embarrassment of riches for the duration of the 2008/09 campaign. The Bulgarian’s exclusive talents essential some assimilation into a side who have been currently the reigning European champions, but towards the finish of his second month at the club, Berbatov showcased his astonishing capabilities in unforgettable style against West Ham.
The aim: United have been currently ahead by means of Cristiano Ronaldo’s early opener when Berbatov gave chase to Anderson’s ball down the left flank. Even though he was operating out of area, with Hammers defender James Collins in close attendance, the Reds’ then-record signing reached the ball with two yards of pitch to spare and, in one particular motion, kept it in play, spun, flicked it previous the bamboozled Collins and sophisticated along the byline prior to crossing for the onrushing Ronaldo to score from 3 yards.