Manchester City academy director Jason Wilcox and head coach Pep Guardiola have praised the club’s academy.
The Citizens won their third straight U18 Premier League National title after winning the final 2-1 against southern champions West Ham United.
Not only are City excelling at first team level, but they are also bringing through top players from within the academy to join up with Guardiola’s squad.
Wilcox stated to the club website: “Winning the Under 18 Premier League National title for a third season in a row is the perfect way to end an excellent campaign for our Academy.
“The players have played some excellent football again this season – exactly the kind of style we want to see at all age groups across our Academy system,
“While development is central to our day-to-day programme at the Academy, winning titles reinforces that this Club is doing the right things on and off the pitch in terms of creating good footballers and good people.
“So many people work hard every single day to make sure our Academy is the bets it can be. This win is for all of them.
“Congratulations to all of the staff and players that have worked so hard for this historic achievement.”
Guardiola added: “Our Under-18s have again done something special this season.
“To defend the title they have won in the last two seasons and experience the pressure of a final shows the outstanding mentality of all players and staff.
“The way they have played, taking the game to their opponents and always looking to score more goals, is a great display of the football we want to play at City.
“I want to say a huge congratulations to Ben, his staff and all the players. Make the most of this special moment, I know it has taken a lot of hard work!”