"Cantona used to score important goals and Dimitar does the same. He has scored four or five goals that have won us games now," Fergie told the Daily Express.
"If he keeps on scoring important goals then it is an emphatic result for us. He's well into double figures now and his is coming along nicely.
"He is finding his way to goal more which is something that doesn't surprise me as he scored more than 20 in each of his two seasons at Spurs.
"It has simply been a matter of him adjusting to our style of play along with our players getting to know his kind of game.
"He is a different type of player to what we had last season. He has got a patience and composure in the last third of the field that is helping us."