Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Medical | By Vernon Walton

Silva reflects on 'most special' Man City title in tough year

Silva reflects on 'most special' Man City title in tough year

Jose Mourinho applauded Manchester City's Premier League title success, but lambasted Manchester United after West Bromwich Albion's shock 1-0 win on Sunday.

City had moved within touching distance of the title with a 3-1 win at Tottenham on Saturday.

City's club captain, who celebrated the win live on camera, spoke to Sky Sports in the aftermath of City being crowned champions.

They had scored 16 goals in their previous three league games but needed only one to move to the top of the table at Stamford Bridge. Eight titles. Three Premier League.

Last week City exited the Champions League after losing their first and second leg quarterfinal ties to Liverpool, but in the Premier League, Guardiola's team has looked a class apart, scoring 93 goals in 33 games. I was unfortunate enough to play against that quality United side that dominated in the '90s, but this side would have beaten them - that's how good they are. Like, we all know that City fans are plastics, but you'd have thought these totally-not-CGI supporters would've shown their faces over the course of a season where Pep Guardiola was spanking teams for fun. The levels that Pep Guardiola has taken City to this season, I can't see any of the other sides competing with them in the next five years if they continue playing at this level.

"It's the same feeling as the first time", the 32-year-old Belgium worldwide, who unlike his manager did watch the game, told Sky Sports. Six years later, the finale was much more underwhelming, with Rodriguez nodding in from a corner to silence the majority of Old Trafford and set up one of the most surprising wins of the season.

"But I don't like to wait and see a team lose, so it was little bit of a different kind of experience today".

Ryan Giggs, who won 13 titles with Manchester United, believes City need to maintain their dominance for several seasons to join the all-time greats. They lost only two matches because they were the best team.

They still have a seven-point buffer over Chelsea in the race for the Champions League and boss Mauricio Pochettino is content.

Although team-mate Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah are thought to be the frontrunners, Silva's nomination and form are made all the more remarkable given the hard time he has had in his family life. That gave us [confidence], against the last champions we are able to go there and played the way we played.

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