Manchester City land back in the UK after securing treble in Champions League win in Istanbul

ITV News reports Andrew Fletcher reports on the jubilant scenes following Manchester City's win

Manchester City’s players and staff have arrived back in the city after sealing the treble in their Champions League triumph in Istanbul.

A City-branded Etihad Airways plane carrying the team touched down at Manchester Airport late on Sunday afternoon.

Just hours after the team touched down Rodri was named Champions League player of the year by UEFA.

Dozens of City fans gathered in a public airway at the end of the runway to watch the plane come into land.

The team set off at 2.10pm local time in Istanbul, arriving at the airport just after 4pm BST.

The Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 was kitted out in the blue Manchester City livery.

Fans formed a crowd to watch the homecoming - wearing City shirts and hats and waving flags.

Credit: PA Images

City will now celebrate their treble, showcasing their newly-won trophy, the FA Cup and the Premier League title, with an open-top bus parade in Manchester on Monday 12 June.

Pep Guardiola praised his players for writing themselves into history after the Blues finally claimed Champions League glory.

City secured the Champions League when they beat Inter Milan 1-0 in a hard-fought final in Istanbul.

Watch Manchester City touchdown on home soil at Manchester Airport.

Footage: Manchester City

The 26-year-old was named player of the season by UEFA’s technical observer panel, with seven of City's players also making the team of the season, and Erling Haaland took goal of the season.

Rodri played in all but one of City’s Champions League matches this season, with Saturday’s match-winner his second goal in the tournament this campaign.

Rodri's goal was the difference between the two sides. Credit: PA Images

The Spain midfielder was joined by six club mates in the team of the season as Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva and Kyle Walker were all included.

Inter’s Federico Dimarco and Alessandro Bastoni were also selected along with Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and forward Vinicius Junior.

City also scooped the goal of the season award through Haaland for his acrobatic strike against former club Borussia Dortmund during the group stages, when he twisted to turn Joao Cancelo’s curling pass into the net during City’s 2-1 win.