Manchester City’s triumphant Premier League winners turned Manchester blue yesterday as they took their victory parade around the city centre last night.
Tens of thousands of fans lined the route as Pep Guardiola’s side showed off their silverware haul from this season, including the Premier League and Carabao Cup trophies.
And Guardiola’s men were in celebratory mood as they danced and chanted on open-topped buses as they snaked through the city centre.
The only noticeable absentee was midfield maestro David Silva who was back home in Spain looking after his six-month-old son Mateo, who was born prematurely.
He did, however, send a video message to the fans and his teammates in which he thanked Guardiola for allowing him frequent trips back to Spain since the birth of Mateo.
“I want to apologise for not being able to celebrate the title with you today. I want to say thank you to the fans, my team-mates, the staff, club and especially to the manager for understanding my situation. You are a top human being, I will be in your debt forever so thank you very much,” he said.
Guardiola said: “Now is the time to enjoy what we’ve done this season. It’s not the time to talk of next season.
“This summer we’ll watch the World Cup on the sofa – we’ll have some good beer, good red wine and enjoy what we have done.
“Then we’ll try to come back stronger than this season.”
— Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva) May 14, 2018
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— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) May 14, 2018
— Nicolas Otamendi (@Notamendi30) May 14, 2018
— Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus33) May 14, 2018