Manchester City win the title: How pundits, managers, players reacted

  • Manchester City win the title: How pundits, managers, players reacted

Manchester City win the title: How pundits, managers, players reacted

United gifting City the title by losing to West Brom came just a week on from them delaying their rivals' celebrations.

Pep Guardiola's men could have won the title last week but Mourinho's side stunned City at the Etihad in a thrilling 3-2 win. It means we can now focus exclusively on the breathtaking football, the power and vision of Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling's development, Leroy Sane's unstoppable surges down the left, Kyle Walker's dominance of the right flank and Guardiola's determination to win his way. But what can not be argued against are the records that City have smashed on their way to the title this season.

Manchester United have named their side and substitutes to welcome West Brom to Old Trafford for a Premier League fixture this afternoon.

He also said United tried to be too fancy against the Baggies. They were unbeaten in the Premier League until January 14, when Liverpool ended that incredible run at Anfield. United's record winning margin of 18 points, set in 1999-2000, is another that is within City's reach.

Here's what pundits, managers and players have said after City won the league... "City won the title because they won more points than everyone else, don't tell City they won title because United did not win, it is not fair on them". Whereas last week they spent the second 45 minutes pulling Manchester City this way and that, seven days on they appeared clueless as to how to breach a far weaker defence.

'We were a complicated team and let them feel comfortable.

Pogba was substituted after 57 minutes of United's defeat and Mourinho did not make any attempt to hide his unhappiness with the team's performance and the inconsistency of his most expensive player. That's Liverpooling more than Liverpool have ever Liverpooled this season.

Mourinho claimed afterwards that he had not been happy after the City result because he knew they would win the league regardless and he accused some of his players of getting carried away. Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them.