Manchester United Chase Their Best Premier League Points Tally In Five Years

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Manchester United have won against Tottenham Hotspur in FA Cup semifinal and will be playing at Wembley once again this season. However, their Premier League run-in is also an interesting one, as the Red Devils have a chance of winning the most points in post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.

Home Matches – Arsenal And Watford

Manchester United have four more matches until the end of the Premier League season. Two of them will be at home and first one will be especially important. The Devils will host Arsenal at Old Trafford in one of the final matches for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal dugout. The Frenchman had some incredible battles with Man United in the past 22 years and this will be the last time he leads the Gunners against them.

A winner of three Premier League titles will be visiting Old Trafford for the last time as Arsenal manager and there is no doubt this match will be a special one in that regard. More importantly, Manchester United will be looking for ways to beat them and make themselves more comfortable in the second place after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against West Brom.

The match against Watford will be on the last day of the season and the Hornets seem to be on vacation for some time now. They are safe in the mid-table and will be looking forward to visiting Manchester without a real need for a big result.

Away Matches – Brighton And West Ham

In between the home matches, two travels will await Jose Mourinho’s team. First it will be a match against Brighton, as Albion are looking safe now, while West Ham will want to impress their fans in their last home match of the season. Both matches are highly winnable and Mourinho’s boys will be backed to do well against the two teams.

Chasing 86 Points

Manchester United currently sit in second with 74 points. They have three more points than Liverpool in third and a game in hand, which should be enough to finish in second. However, with four matches to play, United could finish the season with 86 points if they win all of their remaining matches.

That would mean Man United would finish the season with 27 wins, which would be the highest number of wins since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season. It would also be the highest points tally since the legendary manager retired, as Devils had 28 wins and 89 points in his final two seasons.

However, how much this United team was improved under Mourinho could mean also that Devils would have more points than in 2010-11 when the title was won with as little as 80 points. A season before that, in 2009-10, United were second behind Chelsea with 85 points. Winning 86 in this season would show just how much Mourinho managed to get out of this team.

Last term United finished in sixth with only 54 goals scored and mere 18 wins. Now that number could get up all the way to 27 and the fact of team going forwards would be undeniable. Yet, it will be interesting to see how the club will do in the transfer market this following summer and just how far this team could go with several new players.

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