Manchester City treble winners were welcomed by thousands of ecstatic fans.
Pep Guardiola’s side becomes the second English team to win the treble that is the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League on Saturday. The famous Manchester United team of 1988/89 were the first to do so.
Spirits in the blue side of Manchester were sky high despite the thunderstorms that threatened to dampen the mood. Access to St. Peters square was initially delayed due to the adverse weather conditions. The club later pushed the trophy parade on Beetham Tower until 7pm.
The team took a tram to St. Peters Square where four buses set off to Deansgate then onto Cross Street and a final stop at Nicholas Street.
Defender Nathan Ake held aloft the Premier League trophy to the delight of the City fans who had braved the rain, many following down on foot towards the stage celebrations once the route was clear.
City’s captain thanked the fans for their support the whole season as PEP took in the scenes. In his speech the Premier League manager of the season said,
“What a parade, what an afternoon, it had to be the best parade with this rain, otherwise is not Manchester. We don’t want sunshine”
Despite the weather, the jubilant mood among the Citizens will remain for weeks if not months. The same can be said for City players while the likes of Jack Grealish partying till the early hours of Monday.
The positive vibes will definitely be carried onto the next season after it was announced that Pep Guardiola will see out his contract through 2025.
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