"It's four points against Real Madrid, four points from Atletico, six from Sevilla, four points against Villarreal, four points against Real Sociedad, six against Athletic Bilbao".
Former Liverpool and Real midfielder McManaman, who won two Champions League trophies with the Spanish side, took issue with Ferdinand's use of the work "transition", and questioned why this is repeatedly used as an excuse for English sides failing in Europe. They never dropped their level from the first game to the last.' Sergio Ramos also spoke after the victory, which also saw Madrid set a new record for scoring in every game of the season for the first time in their history. Pundits noted that it was no surprise this came in a season in which Ronaldo was rotated and rested, and that the squad depth, with decisive contributions from the likes of Alvaro Morata, Isco, James Rodriguez and Marco Asensio, gave Madrid an advantage that Barcelona lacked.
Real meet Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3 and will be bidding to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since Milan in 1990.
However, after the game Ronaldo let his mouth do all the talking.
"The only Gaspar I know is one of the three kings", Claimed the Madrid captain. 'I'm not a saint but I'm not the devil either.
Ronaldo said he was glad to be of help to his team that won Madrid's first title in five years.
In Barcelona, Enrique was given a warm send-off at the Camp Nou as he was greeted with a giant banner reading: "One of us forever".
However, Barca got back into the game when an own-goal from David Junca narrowed the arrears.
Real Madrid had said they were going for a win, despite only needing a draw to claim the title, and were in front right from the start, with Ronaldo taking advantage of a dire mix-up in the Málaga defence with less than two minutes gone, to round the keeper and slot home.
"It is the happiest day of my professional life by a distance", said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.
"I have experienced it as a player and that is why I say it is the happiest day of my professional life because being a coach changes everything".