Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Can Manchester United reach record Premier League points haul?

Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie

Manchester United are 15 points clear at the top of the table, bookmakers have paid out on them regaining their crown and today Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini conceded the title - but Sir Alex Ferguson's side still have something to play for this season.

 

With nine games of the season remaining, United have 74 points and need 22 more to break the record of 95 which was set by Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side in 2004/05. A good finish to the season will also see them pass their own Premier League era record of 92.

It appears the record is in Ferguson's sights.

"If we get to 96 points I'd be absolutely delighted," said the Manchester United manager. "That would be a fantastic season. If we get to that position, we have probably won the league."

To achieve the record United can only afford to drop five points in their remaining nine games. Two defeats and the record is out of sight. With games against Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea still to come, it will be far from easy.

Manchester United's remaining league fixtures...

Sunderland (a)

Manchester City (h)

Stoke (a)

West Ham (a)

Aston Villa (h)

Arsenal (a)

Chelsea (h)

Swansea (h)

West Brom (a)

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