That's the view of Premier League legend Alan Shearer. "The players suffered. Southampton are a physical team, so many people defending deep". The points tally was also the best of Guardiola's managerial career, beating his previous total of 98 points doing his time with Barcelona.
Worryingly for the competition, though, City now have a young squad capable of dominating for years to come.
"To be out of the Champions League and win the Premier League again, I'd sign for it now".
"But for us our big moments of the season when we were in November, December and we were real contenders for the Champions League, but that was because we were doing so well [in the league]". They are the first ever team in the Premier League to reach the centurion mark in one season.More news: Uber will end arbitration for victims of sexual violence in ride
However, Mourinho also has to get more out of the marquee signings of his reign in Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.
"It´s not the time to talk of next season".
"This is very special", said Egypt's Salah, who joined Liverpool last June.
Thousands of Manchester City supporters lined the streets as the Premier League champions celebrated this season's successes with an open-top bus parade on Monday.
City wrapped up the season at St Mary's with a late 1-0 win over Southampton thanks to striker Gabriel Jesus' delicate lob in stoppage time to spark wild scenes on the sidelines. When I was a little boy I always say England was a little bit like a paradise. The goal was the Scot's first in a Liverpool shirt.More news: Arizona woman sends 65K texts, breaks into victim's home & takes
However, with Russian oligarch owner Roman Abramovich no longer able to simply outspend the competition, Chelsea are at a crossroads.
United meet Antonio Conte's Chelsea at Wembley in the FA Cup final on Saturday (5.15pm).
Of the teams that finished eighth to 20th, nine changed managers during the season and nearly all of them were in the relegation zone or hovered around it at some point.
Fans basked in the sunshine in Manchester city centre as Pep Guardiola and his squad travelled along Deansgate and past Albert Square with the Premier League trophy and Carabao Cup.
The stunning form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang since completing a club record move in January does offer a glimmer of hope.More news: Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds Kills Korean Karaoke While Dressed As Unicorn
A gulf between the best and the rest has grown anyway and Arsene Wenger, the departing Arsenal manager, predicted a massive transformation in the coming years.