Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has hailed former Manchester United’s manager, Sir Alex Ferguson after their historic Premier League title win on Sunday.
Manchester City claimed their fourth title in five seasons and Guardiola recognises that Manchester United, under Alex Ferguson, are the only club to have achieved such a feat.
According to Guardiola, now he realises that it was a very difficult thing to do – winning the English topflight back to back and dominating the league as United did under Ferguson.
Ilkay Gundogan came off the City bench to provide an incredible comeback on the final day of the season to secure the Premier League title for Pep Guardiola’s side.
From the first half until deep into the second half, City were 2-0 down to Aston Villa and heading for second place, but the German pulled one back.
Spain international, Rodri levelled for City before Gundogan again, completed a six-minute comeback that won the title for the Pep Guardiola side.
Liverpool finished the league season on 92 points, just one behind City.
Speaking during his post-match press conference afterwards, Pep Guardiola said, “Just Sir Alex Ferguson with United has done it years ago two or three times – now again I realise the magnitude of Sir Alex Ferguson and his United doing this – and we are part of that. In one year, we will defend our crown.”