After being crowned champions of Premier League for the third time in seven seasons, Manchester City have set their sights on adding new volumes to record books.
It went some way to atoning for a disappointing 10 days and they passed a tough test at Wembley after a horror week which saw them lose to United and crash out of the Champions League to Liverpool.
A week after City surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to United and squander the chance to wrap up the title in flawless style against their arch-rivals, it was relegation-bound West Brom who served it up on a plate.
"We played so good in many games", Guardiola said.
"I've seen many teams win it where they've been champions all season and it's a first for me".
They have dominated this year's title race, scoring 93 goals and losing just twice so far. Considering the fact how they have demolished their rivals this season, it was only a forgone conclusion that the Pep Guardiola's men would win the title.
But City, who will stage a title party when they host Swansea on Sunday, have a chance to underline their credentials over their last five matches.
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.
"This one differs in that we were consistent the whole season and we were able to play at the level we're expected to perform at".
Silva has been a key figure for City for much of the season, putting in some inspirational performances that have seen him nominated for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award. "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".
"I'm probably the first one to think about next season".
But they were back to their irresistible best against Spurs as Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan put them 2-0 up early on, with Sterling sealing the win after Christian Eriksen had given the hosts hope. Guardiola had planned a day of golf with his son Marius on Sunday, so the Spaniard might have learned of his first Premier League while on the course.
At the heart of those statistics was De Bruyne, who since the start of the 2015-16 campaign has provided more assists than any other player in the top five European leagues.