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Manchester United won't let up against Arsenal, insists Carrick

Carrick is still motivated after winning his fifth title. (©GettyImages)
Carrick is still motivated after winning his fifth title. (©GettyImages).

The Premier League title is wrapped up, but Sir Alex Ferguson has his eyes firmly set on one final award this season.

With 84 points and 12 more to play for - Manchester United could end the season on 96 points. The Premier League record of 95, which was set by Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side in 2004/05 is the target for Sir Alex, and it could be that very team who halt United's progress.

The record is firmly in Ferguson's sights.

“If we get to 96 points I'd be absolutely delighted,” said the Manchester United manager.

"That would be a fantastic season."

To achieve the record United must win all of their remaining games. With matches against Arsenal and Chelsea still to come, it will be far from easy.

Manchester United travel to Arsenal this weekend, before hosting Chelsea and Swansea at Old Trafford. Their final game of the season is an away trip to Steve Clarke's West Brom. United will be confident of six points in their final two games, but these next two fixtures are massive for their opponents.

Michael Carrick told Manutd.com that there will be no slip-up's at Arsenal this weekend.

“We’ll approach it the same as always because our pride dictates that we want to win the game.

“We’ve won the league but we won’t go there and relax; we want to put on a good performance and try to play as if the title depended on it – that’s how we’ll approach it.

“Of course we’re in a position where we can play with a bit of freedom but we still want to get a result, so we won’t be taking anything lightly.

“We don’t want to take our foot off the gas; we want to carry on until the end of the season. It’s only fair to us and the other teams that we do as much as we can.”

It appears the Manchester United players and manager are both keen on setting a Premier League record this season. 

Sir Alex will demand a professional performance from his men this weekend, with Arsenal just the beginning of a quartet of difficult fixtures in their chase for another Premier League record.


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