When City broke their transfer record by paying Aymeric Laporte's €65m release clause at Athletic Bilbao in January, Guardiola became a €1billion manager. "We conceded goals but the most important detail is not the goal you concede but the chances you concede and in every game it was few and [while] playing so offensively". "It's such a hard achievement and I'm proud of the team and everyone involved".
Mourinho, however, has told Pogba he wants to see greater consistency from him, particularly in training, with the United manager clearly implying the 25-year-old midfielder has not always hit the necessary standards.
"But I don't like to wait and see a team lose, so it was little bit of a different kind of experience today".
Jay Rodriguez netted the lone score for West Brom. They've been by far the best team in the league. We already have more points than we finished on last season and we have beaten everyone else in the league. Was it November, when they came from behind to beat Huddersfield and Southampton in back-to-back matches thanks to late, late goals by Raheem Sterling? "It was a great feeling".
It is the second earliest date that the Premier League title has been sealed and City could still set several records before the end of an impressive campaign.
This time, Liverpool were blown away at the Etihad Stadium, although they didn't help themselves when Sadio Mane was sent off in the 37th minute for a high challenge on goalkeeper Ederson, who was taken off with nasty facial injuries.
"Yeah, yeah it does [feel as good as the others]", he said.
City might take solace from the fact history is likely to be very kind to them. Before you know it, it's gone. And the most wins. But a United defeat against Bournemouth in midweek or a City win over Swansea next Sunday would wrap up the silverware.
"This one differs in the fact we were consistent the whole season, we played at the level we wanted to and a few times we won it before we almost threw it away".
"It's more complicated. But I think for the club, not just the players, all the departments in the club can believe". As soon as we win the first one, the second one will be easier.
His telling contribution is all the more outstanding given the Spaniard has had to spend a lot of time back in his homeland between games after the premature birth of his son in December.