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PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Referring to the style his players showed at Wembley tonight Guardiola told reporters: "you are always happy with a win –but the way we won it...!" before adding: "now we've got four – that's a good number!"

Thanks to the players

The boss went on: "it's a privilege to have these players and be the boss at this Club. Once again I want to express my gratitude and admiration for these players and to everybody who has contributed to what we have done once again. We've all achieved this!".

"We are proud to have beaten a team with such quality"

After a journalist had quoted Ferguson as saying he'd never before faced such a good team, Guardiola was also quick to praise United : "we are proud to have beaten a team with such quality. I'm very grateful for those words. It's an honour that somebody with his values should say that -I'd like to thank him publically".

Man of the Match Messi

Lionel Messi was named man of the match and his boss commented: "he is probably the best player I'll ever see. He makes the difference. Messi is unique –unrepeatable". Guardiola also thanked UEFA for the organisation of the final: "the pitch was fantastic and that meant both teams could play football".

"I hope this team will be remembered in the future"

Asked whether this had been the most complete season he'd ever experienced, Guardiola replied: "every year has been. There are problems that need sorting out every season – how do you do that? Thinking and focussing on how we play to try and improve it all the time. I hope this team will be remembered in the future".

One year left on contract

Josep Guardiola also made it clear that he he still has a year left on his contract and his intention is to complete it: "I'm happy here as coach with these players. Right now my intention is to continue for another year. I have a year left on my contract and my aim is to work that out. There's nothing else to say. When you win things, everyone wants you – but that can change very quickly".

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