The scoring charts would certainly suggest so, the Manchester United striker's Boxing Day brace his 12th and 13th goals of an increasingly fruitful season.
That's 13 in 13 starts for the Bulgarian now, a tally that would normally constitute a prolific return, even for a man who cost £30 million and is still waiting to pay it back.
Yet of those 13, 10 have come in just three games - three against Liverpool, five against Blackburn and his latest two against Sunderland.
All three games were at home, and against what can at best be described as modest opposition that never really stood a chance at Old Trafford - Liverpool (rubbish at the time); Blackburn (even worse); Sunderland (manager who is far too pally with Alex Ferguson to dare take points off his former boss).
His other three have come against Newcastle (home), West Ham (home) and Everton (his only goal away on United's travels this season).
A flat track bully? Quite possibly, even if he has netted against champions Chelsea this season (although, that was in the Community Shield, so it doesn't count).
Certainly, Berbatov is not as prolific at the stats suggest, especially when you consider that he has failed to find the back of the net in his 12 other appearances this season.
And it's exactly that kind of inconsistency that, when punctuated by the odd flash of genius, continues to infuriate so much about Berbatov.
We all know what the mercurial Bulgarian is capable of - it's been there for all to see on occasion this season - but until he starts to deliver the goods on a more regular basis, and against the best teams in the country and on the continent, the jury will remain out on his status as a bona fide, top-class striker.
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In other festive revelations, Wayne Rooney is officially still rubbish. You might even say Roo-bish.
Actually, looking beyond the facile tabloid headlines, maybe that's not strictly speaking true.
Rooney is playing okay - it was his lovely lofted pass that set Berbatov up for his first - but he is still desperately struggling to find the back of the net from open play (and indeed, from the penalty spot, given his awful miss from 12 yards against Arsenal).
While Berbatov has fitfully shot himself to the top of the goalscoring charts, Rooney hasn't found the back of the net with anything other than a penalty since March. That's nearly nine months - a long time for any player, let alone England's top striker.
Needless to say, the fiercely loyal Ferguson remains his staunchest defender, despite the player's betrayal earlier in the season.
Yet Fergie's almost parental relationship with Rooney must surely by now be getting slightly fractious, just like it does when any impetuous teenager demands more cash off his parents. Especially when he doesn't mow the lawn properly for his pocket money.
Was there a clue in Fergie's apparently well-meaning defence of Rooney after yet another goal-less performance against Sunderland, that merely ended up sounding incredibly patronising?
"Wayne Rooney had a couple of tries," Ferguson said. "He was very unlucky with the chip he almost got in over the keeper. He's getting there."
How long do United fans have to wait? How much leeway does £200,000-a-week allow a player?
In the immediate aftermath of the contract brouhaha that so tainted Roo's reputation, it was widely assumed that the only way Rooney could redeem himself was by scoring goals again.
Over a month down the track, we're still waiting.
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FOREIGN VIEW: Everyone's favourite Brazilian playboy Ronaldinho is edging closer to an exit from Milan, with Gremio the forward's most likely destination. "I am absolutely sure: Ronaldinho wants to come back to Brazil and play for Gremio, not for money but because he wants to make peace with our fans and rejoin the Brazilian national team," Gremio president Paulo Odone told Radio Globo Sao Paulo.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Christopher would have played but he wouldn't have been captain because at the moment he is looking to possibly get away from the club. Until he can come back and say he is happy to stay I think we'll look elsewhere in the club." Blackburn boss Steve Kean tries to stamp his authority on his squad by stripping Chris Samba of the captaincy until he performs what is known in the trade as 'a Carlos Tevez' (yes, it can also be 'a Rooney', but there's already been far too much United-baiting today).
COMING UP: The small matter of Arsenal v Chelsea at 8pm. Follow it live here, with build-up beginning 45 minutes before kick-off. It could well be a tasty affair - you're advised to tune in.