The newly crowned champions of England also matched the record for the earliest title success in history, securing the Premier League with five games left to play, as United did in the 2000-01 campaign.
Arsenal finally earned their first away points of 2018 at the eighth attempt as they beat Huddersfield 1-0 in the last match of Arsene Wenger's 22-year tenure as manager.
"I'm pretty sure this season they were a big contender and they will be next season", Guardiola told reporters.
The Premier League prides itself on being the most competitive in the world and points to Leicester's 2016 title triumph at preseason odds of 5,000-1 as the ultimate evidence.
"100 points, still I can not believe it", he said. While there is no doubting their quality, they have benefitted from a weak field in the Premier League.
Asked if he was desperate to win the Champions League again soon, Guardiola said: "Desperate is not the right word, for Barcelona the first they won it was in 1992". In spite of such niggling issues which often prove to be a major headache for a mid-table team, Dyche managed to keep the good form going and ultimately helped Burnley finish 7th. Although it's probably fair to say that it has been a season full of classy individuals with certain teams relying on their star performers in order to achieve their goals for the season.
Following a stellar first season with Manchester City, goalkeeper Ederson has been handed a mammoth seven-year contract with the Citizens as a reward for his efforts.
Instead, it is English football that will need to change in order to meet the challenge of Guardiola's football revolution. I'm really happy we didn't because Brighton wouldn't have deserved that.
Talk of an undefeated domestic campaign had started to build by the time the leaders headed to Anfield in January, but Klopp's ferocious side prevailed 4-3 in a thriller. It is hardly what global viewers, who long admire the competitiveness and intensity of English football, want to see. City conceded the fewest goals in the league, 27 in 38 games.
"It's unheard of for that many teams to all be struggling to get 40 points".