"I've been lucky to win three titles but so many I've missed as well". In his eight seasons with City, Silva has only once been named the Premier League's player of the month, and only once made the team of the year.
He has a contract with the German club until the summer of 2021, but with his club's failure to offer him contract extension, he might be considering to reunite with his former boss at Manchester City this summer.
City's form away from home has been remarkable this season, but in what would surely be one of the best games the Premier League has ever seen, 1998/99 United's irresistible knack for an injury-time victor proves too strong for their rivals.
However, they were gifted the title prematurely after United's humiliating defeat to West Brom on Sunday.
City captain Kompany watched the match at the house of his Mancunian wife Carla Higgs, who invited her United-supporting father to join the party.
"I had a feeling when I woke up this morning".
"The players and the staff put a real shift in and there is real belief at the club". The rest of the squad was spread out across Europe, and even beyond, on their day off after City's 3-1 win at Tottenham on Saturday night had left the league title agonizingly close.
Rather than seeing if Manchester City won the English Premier League, Pep Guardiola was on a golf course.
Kompany, whose return to regular fitness has been a key factor in City's success this season, said there could be no talk of domination after they won a first league title since 2014.
Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era - matching the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team.
"But it feels just as good because you can't take it for granted".
Few - including Guardiola - expected it to happen on Sunday.
The 2012 title win had the infamous last-gasp goal by Sergio Aguero.
Mourinho used a powerful blueprint to break Arsenal and Manchester United's duopoly, focusing on building a defence that, anchored by John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho, would concede only 15 goals - less than half the number let in by second-placed Arsenal.
With two wins, four draws and two defeats, City take 10 points from this mini-league from a possible 24, maybe enough for a second or third-place finish considering the fact every team will take points off everyone else.