Berbatov aiming to become Premier League top shooter

Last updated : 18 January 2011 By Daily Mail

Dimitar Berbatov has set his sights on securing the Premier League's prestigious Golden Boot this season.

The Bulgarian, who turns 30 at the end of this month, believes if he manages to be the league's hot shot, then 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 29-year-old 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 told MUTV.

'Obviously the goals I score help the team to win points, which is the most important thing.

'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.'

Staggeringly, Wayne Rooney can presently do no better than sixth in United's own list of Premier League scorers.

The England striker has struggled with form and injury this campaign.

Those in front include new arrival Javier Hernandez, who has scored six times in league combat, one of the reasons why the Mexican has earned so many rave reviews since his arrival from Guadalajara, which Berbatov is happy to add to.

Goal machine: The Bulgarian is congratulated by team-mates Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs after scoring his second goal against Liverpool in September

'Every time when he goes onto the pitch, the only thing in Javier's mind is to score goals,' said the Bulgarian.

'He is trouble for defenders. Everybody knows he is very quick. If you give him space and time he is very dangerous.

'He has done really well and the future is ahead of him because he is still young.

'I have seen the way he works in practice and after that in the gym. If he keeps going like that he has a great future.'

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Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail