3 Manchester United records that are impossible to break in the Premier League
Manchester United have been one of the biggest clubs in world football for a long time now. In terms of silverware, the club has won every trophy possible at the top level and despite their recent woes, there are few players who cannot be tempted by the club's name.
Sir Alex Ferguson was the face of United's success and left behind a lasting legacy after his 26 years in charge of management, which would be hard to challenge by any other manager in English football for decades to come.
Under the Scot, the team reached great heights and provided numerous moments of magic. On their journey to glory, there were several records that were trampled by them. A few of these records appear to be unchallenged, no matter how much club football evolves in England - and in some cases, especially as club football evolves.
That said, here is a look at three such records which seem impossible to be broken in the Premier League any time soon.
#3 League victory with the fewest points
In the 1996/97 season, Manchester United lifted the PL title (called the FA Carling Premiership back then) with a mere 75 points! To add perspective, that is 6 points lesser than Manchester City's current tally with eight games to spare.
It seems to be unbelievable in the modern day that 75 points were enough to wrap up the league title, and it is absolutely unfathomable to think it can be broken in the future.
The Red Devils won the trophy ahead of Newcastle and Arsenal, who were second and third respectively with 68 points each.
In the last decade alone, the lowest tally of a title winning team was 80 points - by Manchester United in 2010/11. Even Leicester City, in their fairy-tale season managed to finish the season with 81 points.
In a period where the league places are determined by the goal differences of two teams, it is highly unlikely that any English Champion would be running away with the Premier League trophy only after taking 75 points.
With modern football becoming more and more attack-minded and the goals per game gradually increasing, this record is in no risk of being broken.