Sir Alex Ferguson welcomed Dimitar Berbatov's third hat-trick of the season and now hopes Wayne Rooney
can enjoy a touch of luck in front of goal.
Berbatov bagged another three goals in Manchester United's 5-0 win over Birmingham at Old Trafford.
The Bulgarian opened his account in the second minute, added another before half-time and then tapped home a Ryan Giggs cross to become the first United player to score three hat-tricks in a season since Ruud van Nistelrooy.
The treble took Berbatov's goals tally for the season to 18, all but one of which have come in the Premier League. That number is 15 more than Rooney, who is performing manfully, yet rarely looks like finding the target.
"We hope the goals are going to come for Wayne," said Ferguson.
"He is working his socks off. He produced some great football and his control from Edwin van der Sar's kick for the fourth goal was fantastic."