Nemanja Vidic cannot believe how well Manchester United have been playing since they won the Club World Cup in December.
Sir Alex Ferguson's side can move five points clear of nearest challengers Liverpool if they can beat Fulham at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
It is a prospect that Vidic welcomes, with the Serbia international saying: "Psychologically it would be very good to win this game in hand.
"It will be difficult but we are determined to get the victory because, when this match is over, we will have played the same number of games as everyone else.
"Most of the time we have been a few points behind but if we beat Fulham we will be in a very good position.
"Immediately before the World Club Cup in Japan we drew with Tottenham and were thinking how the table would look when we got back.
"But no-one took advantage and this is a time of the year when we have always done well, so once we started playing our matches again, we caught up pretty quickly.
"I have improved my abilities and I have been part of a team that has won trophies and become part of the history of the club.
"It was definitely a good choice to join United, not that I ever worried whether it would be.
"It is always nice to break records and win things but that is something I will enjoy more when I have finished playing. Then I want to be able to say I worked hard and won a lot of things.
"But for now, there is no time to enjoy the trophies. You just think about each game."