Pep Guardiola is backing both Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC to be two of the main contenders to win the Premier League title next season. With United as runners-up, City's winning margin was the largest in Premier League history, one point ahead of the 18-point United held over Arsenal at the end of the 1999-2000 season.
It might be time to revisit that opinion.
In 37 matches, de Bruyne has collected 16 assists whilst scoring eight goals, ultimately helping Manchester City easily secure the Premier League title.
Just ask the coach of the team that finished seventh.
"Not many people would say we would get to the Champions League final, we are progressing and learning from the manager, we have a good chance of winning trophies", Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said. Outside of that, relative chaos. It's probably impossible because teams are going to try different things.
The top six teams, led by City in record-breaking fashion, all had a goal difference of at least plus 23.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the final scorer of the Wenger era, sliding in to convert Aaron Ramsey's cross in the 38th minute for the only goal.
A year later, Jordan moved to Aston Villa, whose awful campaign ended with relegation as they finished last on the table with only 17 points. Everton was in the relegation zone when it fired Ronald Koeman in October, for example.
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Therefore, the former Wolfsburg super talent definitely deserves some credit for his incredible performance this season and it would be intriguing to see whether or not he manages to keep up that form for his national team in the FIFA World Cup this summer.
Guardiola also beat Klopp, Dyche, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, Newcastle United's Rafael Benitez and Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton to the Premier League gong.
Arsenal are set for the biggest change of all as after 22 years in charge, Arsene Wenger has stepped aside as manager.
"Football is a great game for one day you're there and the next day you're away". "A domestic league will certainly play Tuesday and Wednesday". With the ongoing debate on which is the best Premier League side ever, particularly if you think of the achievements of Arsenal's "Invincibles" in 2003/04 and the Manchester United side of 1998/99. "To share money between the big clubs and small clubs will become a problem".
The financial ignominy of the Milan clubs combined with Napoli and AS Roma's inability to compete financially - be it in the transfer market or in terms of the wage structure of their players - played into the Old Lady's hands as far as the domestic Italian ambit was concerned.