Can Manchester United achieve a record Premier League points haul?

The title is theirs - but Sir Alex Ferguson's side still have something to play for

Manchester United sit clear at the top of the table, the Premier League is theirs - but Sir Alex Ferguson's team have something more to play for for the rest of the season.

With five games of the campaign remaining, United have 81 points and need 15 more to break the record of 95 which was set by Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side in 2004/05. A strong 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."

To achieve the record United must win all of their remaining games. With matches against Arsenal and Chelsea still to come, it will be far from easy.

 

Manchester United's remaining league fixtures...

Arsenal (a)

Chelsea (h)

Swansea (h)

West Brom (a)

 

Premier League winning points haul...

Year

Champions

Points

Man Utd Position

Man Utd Points

1992-3

Man Utd

84

1

84

1993-4

Man Utd

92

1

92

1994-5

Blackburn

89

2

88

1995-6

Man Utd

82

1

82

1996-7

Man Utd

75

1

75

1997-8

Arsenal

78

2

77

1998-9

Man Utd

79

1

79

1999-2000

Man Utd

91

1

91

2000-1

Man Utd

80

1

80

2001-2

Arsenal

87

3

77

2002-3

Man Utd

83

1

83

2003-4

Arsenal

90

3

75

2004-5

Chelsea

95

3

77

2005-6

Chelsea

91

2

83

2006-7

Man Utd

89

1

89

2007-8

Man Utd

87

1

87

2008-9

Man Utd

90

1

90

2009-10

Chelsea

86

2

85

2010-11

Man Utd

80

1

80

2011-12

Man City

89

2

89

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