Guardiola hails Man City star, ranks him among the top 5

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 23/01/2020

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on David Silva and he ranked him as one of the club's greatest players.

David spent 10 years with Manchester City and the 34-year-old is set to quit at the end of the current campaign.

In a new documentary about Silva, produced by City TV called Made in Gran Canaria, Guardiola said: "I'd only say that he has to be proud for all that he has achieved in football because he has been consistent and, especially at this club, he will be always remembered as one of the biggest, biggest, biggest players ever to wear the Man City shirt.

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"If we're talking about the top five, David is one of them, and I don't say that lightly."

Guardiola went on to discuss how Silva stays out of the limelight because of his dedication to the sport.

He said: "He's not interested in giving interviews, social media, Twitter, Instagram, any of that.

"And it seems like people like David get less recognition than people who do that all day.

"But I'll tell you something that he does have, and that's the respect of his fellow professionals – of his team-mates, his rivals, his managers, managers he's played against. And he has earned all of that.

"Some have all the respect outside but inside the changing room, they have none. David is exactly the opposite and that's the best legacy he could have."