Yep.Given the openness of the league this season and the inconsistency shown by all the top sides, I would be genuinely shocked if 85 points did not land us the title.
If anything, I reckon the ppg at the top is more likely to drop than it is to increase as the season progresses. Every side's going to start picking up injuries in the coming weeks, with City/Liverpool having the added distraction of the CL.
Whereas in the past the Christmas fixture congestion only lasted a couple of weeks of December and January, this season it won't end until May. The winners will be the team that deals with squad fitness best rather than the team that plays the best football.
The large size of United's squad puts us in with a really good shout. 85 points will be more than enough, imo.