In contrast, Berbatov says there is little anyone can teach another of our recent arrivals: Christian Eriksen.
“Eriksen has a great mind and he knows where to pass the ball – something that I always love,” enthused the retired Red.
“Players like Eriksen, players like [Kevin] De Bruyne. Players like Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta, like [Zinedine] Zidane. This type of player, they are two or three steps ahead of the game.
“Is football intelligence coachable? That’s a great question and honestly I hesitate how to answer that, because probably you can teach it, but in a small way. But the really good ones? They’re just naturally gifted with that thing.“