Jerome Boateng: Judge Guardiola's Work At Manchester City Next Season

Silva made his 300th appearance for Manchester City this past weekend in their 3-1 victory over relegation threatened Hull City.

Aguero squeezed in a second goal three minutes after half-time, set up by Raheem Sterling, who also created the third with a short pass that Fabian Delph thumped in for his first league goal of the season.

Andrea Ranocchia did pull one back late on, as Claudio Bravo let a weak effort trickle past him, BBC reports.

The win moved fourth-placed City seven points above Arsenal and Manchester United, who have both played two games fewer.

And how many times has Silva been named in the PFA Team of the Year?

"If we win all the games at home, maybe you keep the club in the Premier League".

He has conceded from each of his last seven shots on target in the Premier League.

Delph was pleased with his personal contribution and, after fitness issues have prevented him from having a prolonged run in the side he joined from Villa in 2015, the England global says he must bide his time under Guardiola. "I felt in some moments our team was a bit exhausted after the last two games at home, but it's clear to me Manchester City deserved to win".

City have dropped points against fellow top-four rivals Arsenal and Liverpool in recent weeks and Guardiola is expecting the battle for Champions League spots to go down to the wire.

"There isn't a day I have not worked hard and in the last couple of games the manager has repaid me". I just hope Koeman learns the lessons that Moyes never did, and doesn't resort to these surrender tactics again. "We are looking for not just that, there have to be qualities of a player for us it's so important".

"Always I said he had to score goals because if Silva scores goals he would have been... you can not imagine because he has absolutely everything: the mentality, a competitor, everything", Guardiola said, as reported by Sky Sports. We are in a six-week fight now.

Silva joined City from Valencia in 2010 for £24 million and Pep Guardiola said that he would have taken him to the Nou Camp when he was in charge at Barcelona had he not been so expensive.

Vincent Kompany believes that Silva has made such an impact that his style has altered the way City fans think about the game. "We didn't put on a very good performance this afternoon".

  • Julie Sanders