Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

United aiming to keep Man City title celebrations on hold again

United aiming to keep Man City title celebrations on hold again

"But do not tell City they won title because United did not win, it is not fair on them".

"If I had met Pep when I was 20-years-old I would have been the ideal player for him and would have been able to improve so much".

After finishing third in his first season in charge, Pep Guardiola made a few tweaks to his Manchester City squad and delivered a dominant second campaign.

It is the team's first league title since 2014.

According to the Telegraph, City will look to bring in three players in the off-season as they look to address their failures in Europe. Spurs are now level with third-place Liverpool, but the north London side has a game in-hand.

Despite blowing the chance to win the league against United last weekend, City still matched United's record by claiming the title with five games to spare.

"Bogey, double-bogey, birdie", Guardiola said after a 3-1 victory at Tottenham on Saturday.

However, United were flat all afternoon against the Baggies, and a second-half goal from Jay Rodriguez was enough to defeat the Red Devils, and hand City the title.

"The fact is that since November or December we were already champions".

While it may be premature to place City in that rarified air, they could make a case by breaking the Premier League points record of 95 set by Chelsea in 2004-05. I'm sorry; it's much more important what these guys have done this season.

Chelsea kept their faint hopes of Champions League football next season alive by closing to within 7 points of Spurs with a stunning 8-minute fightback to deepen Southampton's predicament in the bottom three.

We think it's pretty nice but what who exactly will be wearing it next season? You may win the Champions League in seven video games, one unsafe sport you might be out.

And Guardiola joked concerning the route one soccer which noticed them open the scoring with a protracted ball from Vincent Kompany completed off by Gabriel Jesus, satirically praising his personal tactical plan.

But after being beaten in the Copa del Rey final by Real Zaragoza, they lost seven of their final 10 league matches, and were eliminated from the Champions League in the quarter-finals by Monaco on the away goals rule.

"As long as it is mathematically possible we will believe we can reach the top four", said Giroud. "It is every three days for our side and everybody else".

It was always a matter of when rather than if City would be champions after they led the way for most of the season.

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