As for this season's showpiece, Lovren said: 'We'll be ready.

The City boss joked that it was "easy" to collect a record 100 points on the season before adding that he is looking forward to spending the summer on the sofa. Then all the superlatives are imaginable but let's compare City's season to the Wenger's Arsenal Invisibles who finished the campaign undefeated in 2004. Me and my players were on the limits, we did the maximum that we could.

"We have the most points ever and with the competition you have with all the big teams it is very tough".

Manchester City midfielder David Silva sent a lovely message to manager Pep Guardiola, his title-winning teammates and the 100,000 supporters that lined the streets of Manchester for the club's parade last night.

Speaking to SSN reporter Ben Ransom, Kompany said: "We had a good season last season but these things take time". The previous Premier League record of 95 was set by Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in 2004-05. As the game went on the frustration grew, and it really shouldn't. City's was a staggering plus 79.

A gulf between the best and the rest has grown anyway and Arsene Wenger, the departing Arsenal manager, predicted a massive transformation in the coming years.

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"His (Arteta's) contribution (to our season), was outstanding, amazing". That may not sound like too bad an issue to have, but the main reason that it exists at all is because they have looked so good all over the pitch.

"Mo has done great this year, he deserves it, he deserves the Golden Boot".

Former striker Hughes, who played for Southampton from 1998 to 2000, lost his opening three league games after succeeding the sacked Mauricio Pellegrino but took eight points from the next four to all but secure safety going into Sunday's season finale.

His side have one last chance to atone for an underwhelming fifth-placed finish - which condemned them to a place in next term's Europa League - when they face United at Wembley on Saturday.

Despite the immediate work by Portuguese manager Carlos Carvalhal to reinvigorate the side after he joined the club in December, Swansea faltered at the end of the season and failed to pick up a single win in their last nine games. The club has been playing exceptional football all season long. Although it is hardly surprising to see so many Manchester City players, it remains quite an eye-opener to find that three of the top five and no fewer than six of the top 10 are from the Etihad.