Five of the best: Domestic league points records (1)

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With Manchester United having all but won the Premier League title this year, Sir Alex Ferguson has set his players a target of surpassing Chelsea's all-time record of 95 points, which was set back in 2005.

The Red Devils currently boast a 15-point lead over reigning champions and local rivals Manchester City, with nine games of the 2012/13 campaign still remaining, putting Ferguson's side in a position that he says he could only have dreamed about at the start of the season.

If Roberto Mancini's men win all of their fixtures still to play, they can only rack up a total of 86 points, meaning that United need just 13 points - or four wins and a draw - to secure a 20th top-flight league triumph.

And, if the runaway leaders gain a maximum return from their remaining matches, they'll become the first team to break the 100-point barrier, finishing the season on 101 points.

Ferguson played down Manchester United's chances of a perfect run-in, with games against City, Arsenal, and Chelsea still to come in the Premier League over the next two months, but admitted the prospect of beating an eight-year record set by Jose Mourinho during his Stamford Bridge tenure is mouthwatering.

"We will drop points," said the 71-year-old Scot, in no uncertain terms. "It is a tough league. But all the rest will drop points too. The record is 95 points by Chelsea. Ours is 92.

"If we get to 95 points I would be absolutely delighted. That would be a fantastic season. If we do get to that position, we have probably won the league."

Ferguson's lofty ambitions sparked plenty of debate in the GiveMeFootball office, and prompted a swift examination of other domestic records both in this country and abroad. Click through the tabs to see five of the best achievements below.

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