Ronaldo's hot scoring streak continued over the weekend when he got his ninth goal in six games to make it a stunning 23 for the season.
He is now just nine short of Geroge Best's club record of 32 goals in a season, a number that many believe he could overcome by March let alone May.
However, the Portuguese winger insists he is not setting out to break the record.
"I never imagined I would have 23 goals by January, but the team are playing very well and my friends are creating many opportunities for me to score," he told The Sun.
"It is a pleasure and a great compliment when people compare me to George Best. For me, Best was one of the most important players ever.
"If I break his record I'm happy, but to be honest, I don't care. The most important thing is for the team to win the title.
"Last season I scored 23 times. This time I want to score more. I just want to do my best and improve every year."
Ronaldo just missed out on the FIFA World Player of the Year award last year, but is the leading candidate to win it this time around.
Many believe he could well chalk up 45 goals if Manchester United progress to the latter stages of all cup competitions - a number almost unheard of even for a striker let alone a winger-forward.