Newcastle reassured after Man City's 5am party finish and it's bad news for Manchester United

Manchester City have stressed the 'importance' of winning the double as Newcastle United await their European fate.

Newcastle will seal their place in the Europa Conference League if Manchester City defeat bitter rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final - just as Pep Guardiola's team did a year ago. The Wembley showpiece will take place less than a week after Manchester City won the Premier League following a 3-1 win against West Ham at the Etihad.

The players were out celebrating with family and friends in Manchester until the early hours - Jack Grealish was among the last to leave around 5am - but the champions will begin preparations for Saturday's huge clash in the coming days. After becoming the first side to win four Premier League titles in a row, Manchester City have the chance to make further history by becoming the first English team to win back-to-back doubles.

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Manchester City went even one better last season by winning the Champions League and the treble for the first time in the club's history, but Erling Haaland vowed that his team would 'try to go for the double' while team-mate Ruben Dias declared that the holders 'will be there' mentally as much as physically at Wembley.

As far as Rodri is concerned, it's 'another goal to go ahead'. "We have to focus because it's so, so important to do the double," the influential midfielder said.

That mentality has long been instilled into these players by Guardiola. In the immediate aftermath of Manchester City's win, Guardiola even asked, 'What's next?' before answering his own question by stating the FA Cup final. That won't have come as a surprise to John Stones.

"He doesn't let you rest," the defender explained on Sunday. "His desire and his work rate outshines anyone.

"His passion for the game, for new ideas, for winning, just transcends between us as a team. It's really difficult to have that. It's born, it's grown within someone, and to be able to pass that on to us as players, he's a special talent.

"He just wants more. I'm sure he will celebrate maybe tonight, maybe not, but he will be looking forward to the game next Saturday."