Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feels beating Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford to break their points record has completed a remarkable season.
Chelsea are now on 94 points, passing United’s total of 92 in 1993/94 and with 29 victories, surpassing United’s record of 28 wins.
“It is perfect,” Mourinho said. “The record was our motivation. We wanted to beat it and this is a special moment.
“It is the perfect way to do it – at a great stadium against a team who in Sir Alex Ferguson have a manager who leads by example in success and fair play.”
Mourinho admitted that the 20 point margin between Chelsea and United was not a fair reflection of the gap between the two sides.
“Twenty points does not show the difference between both teams because Manchester United also have great players,” added Mourinho.
“They had a very bad start to the season and a very bad end, but in the middle they put pressure on us.”
Mourinho dedicated the victory to Blues captain John Terry, whose season has been ended prematurely by a toe injury.
“We don’t want to forget John as he would love to be here with us – and the other players with injuries,” he added.
“This victory is for him as our captain. As a Chelsea boy as a child he must be the most proud about the record.”
The Chelsea boss is already planning for next season.
“I will look forward to seeing the first pre-season training session on July 6 – I’ll be coaching and watching and seeing what we want for the future,” he added.
“In such an important league you don’t fail if you don’t win the league but in my five years if I don’t win the championship once or twice more I’d say we don’t have a really great team.”
Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, who scored the second of Chelsea’s goals, said he is also looking forward to next season.
He said: “The season could have been even better if we had got to the Champions League final but you’ve got to start somewhere and we’ve got two trophies this season, which is a great achievement.
“We’ll enjoy the last game (at Newcastle), the summer break and will come refreshed into the new season.
“We are the champions and it is a great feeling.”