Champions Parade: Manchester is Blue!

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After such an achievement, the City squad no doubt deserve to celebrate their success with the same level of flair they showcased in pulling it off.

David Silva insists he will "forever be in the debt" of Pep Guardiola after the Manchester City boss allowed him to visit his poorly son Mateo during the second half of their record-breaking Premier League campaign.

The challenge is now to better that next year, but Guardiola does not intend to start thinking about that quite yet.

The Brazil goalkeeper, 24, was nominated for the Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year award on the basis of his strong performance this season.

An estimated 100,000 Manchester City supporters filled the sun-kissed streets of the city to hail their team as they paraded the English Premier League trophy yesterday (May 14).

That's perhaps no surprise given Guardiola's high-intensity, possession-based style, but it was not a City player who topped the individual charts this season.

Guardiola said of the crowds: "Thank you for coming guys".

The parade ended with the squad being greeted on a stage.

Silva, who was given leave whenever he requested it during the season, sent a recorded message.

"Thank you for understanding my situation".

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

Silva also expressed his gratitude to long-serving team-mate Yaya Toure, who is leaving City this summer.

Asked how he meant to stop De Bruyne, Sterling quipped: "He has to stop us!"

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