Rooney and Van Persie target record points total

The Manchester United pair have challenged themselves to see out this season crowned Premier League champions and beat Chelsea’s tally of 95 from their 2004-05 triumph

Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie have set a target to win the Premier League with a record-breaking points tally.
The Red Devils need just seven points from their last six matches to be crowned English champions and could eclipse Chelsea’s 2004-05 high watermark of 95 points if they will all their remaining games.

“We are in a great position,” Rooney told The Guardian. “We have to make sure we move on and push ourselves over that line.

“The manager [told us before beating Stoke City] that the season started today and we’ve now got six to go – we have to go for all of them. If we win them all, we get a record in our pockets, so it’s a good aim, a nice target for all of us to achieve.”

Van Persie added: “We don’t just want to try and win the league by getting the points we need, we want to get maximum points now from the games remaining.

“It’s important that you keep a run of wins going and that’s what we want to do.”

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