The Manchester United striker Van Persie won it last season after scoring 37 goals for Arsenal.
Jonas Gutierrez: “Ba is incredible. He has rediscovered his form in front of goal. He is sensational for us.
“For me he really is one of the biggest candidates to become top scorer in the Premier League. Is he better than Van Persie? Right now it’s six-five in the statistics.
“Van Persie is a star but Demba is also able to create many problems for defenders and he will do that against United as well.
“If Papiss Cisse can also find his form we have perhaps the best pair of strikers in the Premier League.
"They can be a threat to anyone.
“If we open the scoring I am confident Manchester United will lose the game.
“We are playing for more than three points. Beating United is important psychologically. The key for us is to keep the pressure on from the first moment.
“And we must hope that Demba continues where he’s left off in front of goal.”