Ferguson hopes to top league record
• Manager looks to overcome Chelsea's record total of 95 points
• Also compares Cristiano Ronaldo to a fine wine: 'a '61 Petrus'
Sir Alex Ferguson has said he is targeting Chelsea's record Premier League-winning total of 95 points to claim the title for Manchester United this season, with the manager stating that he would be "delighted" to reach it.
José Mourinho's 2004/5 champions set the mark and with United currently on 74 points with nine games remaining, they are 21 off the target with 27 left to play for.
Speaking to SiriusXM FC, an American radio station, Ferguson was asked how many points United may finish with. "We've got nine games left, a possible 27 [to play for] – we'll drop points, we've got to, it's a tough league, but all the rest will drop points too – the record is 95 points by Chelsea. If I get to 95 points I'll be absolutely delighted. It will be a fantastic season," he said.
Ferguson also noted that Ryan Giggs, who recently signed a new one-year deal, could play on for a further season after the next. "He's still the head of the pack in pre-season," said the United Manager. "He's 40 in November I'm sure he'll reach 41 and still be playing."
He also joked that Cristiano Ronaldo was comparable to a fine wine. "A '61 Petrus," he said when asked what the Real Madrid forward would be if he was a bottle of wine. The Petrus vineyard produces a Bordeaux wine in limited numbers of bottles that can sell for tens of thousands of pounds.
Filed under: Euro 2012
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