The Red Devils manager is eyeing up five straight wins in order to finish the season with a record-breaking 96 points, beating the Jose Mourinho’s Blues 95-point total set in 2005
Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged Manchester United to win their remaining five games this season in a bid to beat Jose Mourinho’s record points haul of 95 from his time at Chelsea.
The Premier League leaders can clinch a record-breaking 20th league crown with victory over Aston Villa on Monday night, but the Scot does not want his team to rest on their laurels and has eyes a 96-point total come the end of the season.
“It’s not beyond the team at all,” Sir Alex is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“If you’re asking if Manchester United can win five games in a row, well, how many times have we done that? So it’s not beyond us.
“The way we approach it is quite good and the response on Wednesday at West Ham was fantastic, at a ground that’s a difficult place to go to and with the way they play and put you under pressure with set-pieces.
“I think we’re proud of the players coming out of that and there won’t be any slacking off.”
With United on the brink of taking the Premier League crown off Manchester City, Sir Alex believes his current crop easily match up to his previous title-winning squads.
“If we win the league, then the team has to be considered in terms of other teams,” he continued. “What may create more awareness of the side we have this year is how many points we get.
“We won the league in 1997 with 75 points and have been second to Chelsea with 85 and City with 89 points last season. That has to be considered in terms of judgement against other teams, but it doesn’t bother me.
“It’s good for the fans to debate, ‘what’s our best team?’ I get it all the time – ‘What’s my best ever team, selection-wise?’ But you can’t do it.
“I would have to choose two strikers from about 10, or even one from 10, so it’s an impossible task and it doesn’t enter my thinking.”