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Man United have now recorded the highest points tally since Alex Ferguson’s retirement

Jose Mourinho's side are set to finish the season with their highest points tally since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013

MANCHESTER UNITED have recorded their highest points tally in the league since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.

During Fergie’s last season in charge at United his side finished with a total of 89 points.

 United looked down and out at the Etihad, only to stun their noise neighbours in the second half

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Manchester United have recorded their highest points tally in the league since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013

After going 2-0 down against rivals Manchester City, on Saturday, United scored three goals in the second half to beat City and claimed three points which took their tally to 71 points, with six games still to be played.

Any other season, Manchester United would be gunning for the title but the fact City have dropped points in just five matches all season has made it an impossible task.


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Although, Jose Mourinho’s men may miss out on the Premier League title to City –  they are making progress.


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After Fergie’s retirement, the Red Devils suffered underwhelming seasons in 2013/14 under David Moyes and Ryan Giggs, where they finished with 64 points and in 2014/15 under Louis van Gaal in which they finished with 70 points.

 Manchester United have not won the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson left

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Manchester United have not won the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson left

 Louis van Gaal claims to have caught United stars pretending to read his tactical emails

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United had two underwhelming season under Van Gaal

In Van Gaal’s second term, his side scored just 49 goals in the entirety of the 2015-16 campaign, their lowest tally since 1990, and finished with 66 points.

While in Mourinho’s first season at the helm at Old Trafford, United finished with a paltry 69 points.

The Red Devils are on course to finish second in the league, which would be their highest place finish since Ferguson retired.