Dimitar Berbatov is keen to secure the Premier League's prestigious Golden Boot this season - if only because it will give Manchester United a better chance of reclaiming their title.
Although United have won 11 championships since the new league was formed in 1992, they can only boast three top scorers.
Dwight Yorke, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo all claimed the accolade and now Berbatov is aiming to join them.
The Bulgarian stands on 14 for the season - the same number as Manchester City skipper Carlos Tevez - and he admits remaining top of the pile is a personal target.
"I hope I can stay on the top until the end of the season," he said.
"Obviously the goals I score help the team to win points, which is the most important thing."
He added: "For now everything is going according to plan but there are other players doing well, and not just Carlos Tevez.
"It is a good competition but when you are at the top, you always look back to see who is coming behind you."