"I got carried away in the excitement of the moment and I certainly didn't mean any disrespect to Sir Alex Ferguson, who I admire as a man and a manager," he said. Many fans on the two-mile route were too young to recall City's last title triumph in 1967-68 when they finished two points clear of United.
Others, with their team trailing QPR 2-1 in stoppage time, had poured out of the Etihad Stadium believing Roberto Mancini's side had blown the title before late goals by Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero snatched it from United's grasp on goal difference.
"It was an incredible day yesterday but the support we've seen here on the streets today almost matches it," said City goalkeeper Joe Hart.
"The fans are brilliant and that they think so much of me means everything. They know this is my club and the only place I want to be."
Image: Manchester City players including their goalkeeper Joe Hart, centre with scarf, celebrate during a bus parade the day after their team won the English Premier League, Manchester, England, Monday May 14, 2012.