The 29-year-old has struggled to justify his £30million price tag since moving from Tottenham in 2008, but the Bulgarian has chipped in with seven goals in all competitions this season.
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Ferguson said: 'I just had a word with him. I told him: "Look, only you can solve this conundrum. You're the one in control. 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.'
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