A special guest enjoyed yet another hilariously awkward encounter with Jack Grealish during Manchester City’s treble-winning bus parade.
Pep Guardiola’s men are celebrating an historic Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble, a feat that had only been achieved once before in England.
City had their bus parade through Manchester on Monday evening and they had a special guest greeting them as they boarded the bus.
Comedian Troy Hawke – real name Milo McCabe, who went viral for his priceless mini pep talks with City players and staff during their pre-season tour of America last summer, greeted the champions with his eccentric individual compliments.
The first notable exchange saw Hawke welcome Erling Haaland, congratulating City’s 52-goal hero before labelling him ‘The Tremendous Nordic Meatshield’ as he did last summer.
“And you’re still evolving,” Hawke added. “I can’t imagine you in final form, there will be Meat Turrets everywhere.”
Next was City forward Phil Foden, with Hawke complimenting the 23-year-old’s tricks with the ball.
“There we go, there he is! You turn like a Swiss clock, I love it.”
“You played like Columbo. Nothing got past you, nothing!” Hawke said to Nathan Ake.
Hawke wanted to pass another piece of wisdom to the Dutch defender, but Ake read his mind, responding with a reference to last summer’s video by asking: “What would Jan Molby say?”
Captain Ilkay Gundogan was then greeted before the big moment came with a worse for wear Jack Grealish staggering onto the top deck of the bus.
Grealish was left perplexed by Hawke being complimentary of his symmetrical face last summer – but the player left feeling less confused this time around.
“Don’t you start!” a croaky-voiced Grealish said.
“I know it didn’t go well last time, can we try again?” Hawke responded.
“You have the face of an angel and the calves of a baby rhinoceros,” Hawke added.
After Grealish expressed his thanks, Hawke added: “Jack, I’m sorry I discombobulated you.”
Then came a cheeky moment from Hawke, who confided with Kalvin Phillips that he was his favourite in the Man City camp.
Then after a brief chat with Kevin De Bruyne about the injury that forced him off in the first half of the Champions League final, Hawke had a very profound point to make to the Belgian maestro.
“Adversity is the mother of evolution. In the 1980s against West Ham Jan Molby got every tooth kicked out of his head. Best thing that ever happened to him,” Hawke said.
The video finished with Hawke explaining some very standard pleasantries with defender John Stones, who thanked Hawke for all his work.