Sir Alex Ferguson stocked up 528 Premier League wins before he retired. That is at a whooping average of 25 wins per season. He had won 28 games for 5 times in his 21 Premier League seasons. None of his successors have managed to even match his worst record of 21 wins per season.
Manchester United have limped to touch 600 Premier League wins milestone a bit too late. The last 100 Premier League wins took 179 games whereas their 1st five centuries came in 162, 160, 162, 146 and 142 games respectively. Finally they have managed to land on the mark with a 3-1 win against Middlesbrough.
The significance of this milestone can be better understood from the fact that the follower Arsenal has only clocked a distant 517 wins. Chelsea closely follows Arsenal with 508 wins. There are only 9 clubs that have touched 300 Premier League wins (1/2 of Manchester United’s tally). They are as follows:
- Manchester United
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Newcastle United
- Aston Villa
- Manchester City
Manchester United dominated Premier League by maintaining a 50% win ratio or more against 43 out of 46 opponents. The only 3 clubs against which Manchester United have less than 50% wins are Chelsea (27%), Arsenal (45%) and Burnley (40%). Against Burnley, they have only played 5 games so far. Effectively, only Chelsea and Arsenal have proved to be really challenging against Manchester United.
It’s a great reflection point for United fans. Dominance over a lot of years have resulted in such a milestone. They need to cherish it and look forward to extending the feet.