Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Man City boss Pep Guardiola named LMA Manager of the Year

Man City boss Pep Guardiola named LMA Manager of the Year

"Because the players can do better, the manager as well, in a group, in a team we can do better".

Soon to be 25, Yedlin had a strong return to the Premier League.

Whether City can improve next season remains to be seen, given they have only dropped 14 points from a possible 114. The Premier League is the most important thing.

This was probably the game in which you can say United lost the title race as City were rampant through the Christmas period. And the Belgian has emerged as the true playmaker of Pep Guardiola's entertaining side with the player collecting the Premier League award for the most assists of the 2017/18 season.

"But for us our big moments of the season when we were in November, December and we were real contenders for the Champions League, but that was because we were doing so well [in the league]".

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Guardiola said: "Jurgen [Klopp] is a top manager, creating not just an offensive style and not just thinking about the spectators". "That top six is going to be more or less the top six, because of the buying power, because of the power of the clubs".

England striker Marcus Rashford scored the only goal in midfielder Michael Carrick's final match before retiring to join the club's coaching staff. Manchester City's season looked to be heading for an equally underwhelming end after it failed to register a single first-half shot on target at St. Mary's, where Southampton knew it would be safe provided City did not run riot.

Instead, it is English football that will need to change in order to meet the challenge of Guardiola's football revolution.

The 22-year-old center mid played just four times in all comps for the Cherries, but Eddie Howe handed him a start in Bournemouth's season finale. And who should be kept as far away from worldwide football as possible?

In 37 matches, de Bruyne has collected 16 assists whilst scoring eight goals, ultimately helping Manchester City easily secure the Premier League title.

Angel Rangel and Leon Britten both said their farewells after distinguished careers for Swansea and there was more emotion at Huddersfield where Arsenal manager Wenger signed off after overseeing his 1,235th game.

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