Dimitar Berbatov has revealed he makes notes about Sir Alex Ferguson's management techniques just in case he decides to be a boss one day.
The Bulgarian is rewarding Ferguson for the immense faith he has shown in him by finally finding the form that persuaded the Manchester United boss to spend a club record £30.75million to sign him from Tottenham two years ago.
Berbatov always sensed he would benefit from working under Ferguson's guidance. And with seven goals to his name this season, including the first hat-trick by a United player against Liverpool since 1946, he has no cause to reproach himself.
"He is one of the most successful managers in the history of the game," said Berbatov, in an exclusive interview with MUTV. "I write things down about the way we train and how he treats people. It is like a school. You work with the best manager and play with the best players.
"I try to learn. I am at the biggest club in the world. If I can learn anywhere it is here."