Silva reflects on ´most special´ City title after premature birth of son

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are on course for one of the most dominant league seasons ever after wrapping up the title already.

"You can't take (winning the league) for granted, I've won three now, but there's so many we've missed", he said.

United manager Mourinho said: "I knew that sooner or later that (they) would be (champions) and if I was in their position I would be very upset if somebody said that they won the title because Manchester United lost against West Bromwich Albion".

Etisalat - the UAE's leading telecommunications operator - posted an official title winning video shortly after United's loss.

What would have been most disappointing for the Old Trafford outfit is the fact that it was them that handed their "noisy neighbours" the title instead of making them wait even longer for it.

City had moved within touching distance of the title with a 3-1 win at Tottenham on Saturday. After they were dumped out of the Champions League in the group stage, they were knocked out in the FA Cup and found wanting in the EPL where they finished third, 15 points behind league winners, Chelsea.

Manchester United seemed to have the monopoly on it at one point, with Blackburn Rovers the only blip, until Arsenal turned up to create the best rivalry of the generation, then Chelsea won it, next Manchester City joined the party and finally Leicester shocked everyone with their win.

The consistency of Arsene Wenger's Invincibles has to be admired and they are still the only side to have gone through a Premier League season without losing.

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Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era - matching the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team. City have done things a little differently, with Guardiola demanding all of his players, including goalkeeper Ederson, use the ball effectively.

"As much as this has been a record breaking season, this one's for you, the fans, this is why we do it!" said the skipper.

Manchester City now has five Premier League titles.

But he has proved that City is by far the best team in the League and are deserving champions.

Chelsea's record of 30 wins last season may last only a year if City can add another three to their current 28.

"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. We've got red and blues in the family.

"I'm probably the first one to think about next season and I would like to stay humble. We did not deserve to lose, we gave them opportunity to win the match".

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