Jamie Redknapp and Ashley Cole are full of praise for Premier League champions Manchester City

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Man City is the ‘benchmark’ for others next season, says Ashley Cole, while Jamie Redknapp praises the newly crowned Premier League champions by saying they have ‘beautiful footballers’ who are ‘a joy to watch’.

  • Jamie Redknapp and Ashley Cole have praised Manchester City
  • Pep Guardiola’s men were confirmed as Premier League champions on Tuesday
  • This was confirmed after Manchester United were beaten at home by Leicester
  • Cole emphasizes that City is the ‘benchmark’ for others if they want to succeed next year
  • While Redknapp had rave reviews about Guardiola as ‘beautiful footballers’

Jamie Redknapp and Ashley Cole have heaped praise on this season’s newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester City, claiming they are the ‘benchmark’ others can catch.

Pep Guardiola and his men were confirmed champions on Tuesday after Manchester United were beaten 2-1 by Leicester at Old Trafford, leaving them unable to catch their rivals with three games to play.

After a rocky start to the campaign, City roared back over the Christmas season, going on a dizzying 19-game unbeaten run that spanned 17 wins and continued through to March.

Manchester City was confirmed as champions in the Premier League on Tuesday evening

Sportsmail's Jamie Redknapp praised Guardiola's 'beautiful footballers'

While Ashley Cole insists City is the 'benchmark' for others if they want to succeed next year

Jamie Redknapp (left) and Ashley Cole (right) praised the newly crowned champions

It’s the ninth league title of Guardiola’s management career after three in Spain with Barcelona, ​​three in Germany with Bayern Munich and now three with City – and his performance was praised by Redknapp and Cole the day after it was confirmed.

Redknapp told Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea’s game with Arsenal on Wednesday: ‘Incredible team. Incredible manager. They deserve it this year. They were the best team by far.

They had a real wobble against West Brom and I think Pep Guardiola said he didn’t recognize his team, but after that they found a way to play. They hold the ball so well and they have beautiful footballers to watch.

‘They are a delight. If you like football, you also love to watch Manchester City. Deeply deserve it.

The 2020-21 triumph is the ninth league title in Guardiola's managerial career

The 2020-21 triumph is the ninth league title in Guardiola’s managerial career

“ Next year I think it will be different, I think Liverpool will get better, Chelsea look very strong, Man United too, but they should enjoy it because they have been the best team and they deserve it. ”

Cole agreed that City is what teams should aim for and hopes others can recover after the Covid-19 outbreak.

He added: ‘They will be the benchmark for other teams. With Covid I think it has really affected the preparations for many teams including Manchester City, hopefully next season the teams will prepare a little better and ensure an exciting season. ‘

After beating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 last month to lift the Carabao Cup at Wembley, City are now on a treble after beating Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 in total last week for the Champions League final. reach.

They will contest the final with Chelsea later this month.

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