"Then the first time you lose one, you think you're never going to win another ever again".
But they were back to their irresistible best against Spurs as Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan put them 2-0 up early on, with Sterling sealing the win after Christian Eriksen had given the hosts hope.
"My feeling is that United will win a lot of points because they are in a good shape and have top players". It is hard to speak about Manchester City for me, but what Pep Guardiola has done is fantastic; to win the title with the football he plays is great.
"Playing in the Champions League at that age, sometimes it's complicated and maybe it's a good lesson for them for the future and for next season".
Now Manchester City have won the title, the next step is going to be what centre forward they bring in, because it is clear that they will buy one.
United hold the current record Premier League winning margin of 18 points and that could also fall to City.
City scored 93 goals and lost just twice all season.
Silva however thanked his coach Pep Guardiola, his teammates and all his fans for the support they gave him.
"This one differs in that we were consistent the whole season and we were able to play at the level we're expected to perform at".
He missed many games as a a result of the incident as he had to travel to Spain where he spent time with his wife and family. "I don't like to wait for a team to lose, so it was a different kind of experience today". I've never been able to retain a title and I want to see if this team has it in it to be even more successful.
"I knew that sooner or later they would be (champions) and if I was in their position I would be very upset if someone said they won the title because Manchester United lost against West Brom". They won the title because they were the best team, because they won a great amount of points. Mourinho was hardly effusive in his praise when asked about City's success, but did concede they deserved to be champions.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne on Twitter: Unbelievable season for us. We're super happy but there's still so much work to be done before this squad's full potential is unlocked.
"It is one of the first things I noticed within the first month", he said.