All-time English Football League table: Liverpool top, Everton overshadow Man Utd, Chelsea | Football | Sport
And the original kings of English football were Preston North End, with the Lilywhites boasting the highest total of points from the first season in 1888/89 until 1896/97.
United have never come close to reaching the summit, despite their dominance under Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Red Devils sit fourth overall, with Arsenal running Liverpool closest having gathered 6723 points up until the end of last season.
However, it should be noted that United have spent 10 years less than Liverpool in the top flight, and a further 12 less than Everton.