Silva has been in excellent form all season and flashed a real glimpse of his talent with a scorching volley at Villa Park to give his side an unassailable lead.
Most would agree that it has been a straight shoot-out between Silva and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah for the honour of being the best in the league this season, but after the game, Guardiola insisted there can only be one winner.
“[Silva] was the best in the league two or three seasons ago and he is the best in the league at the moment,” Guardiola said (via The Times). “You would have to look at the tapes from three years ago, when we had 98 points, and you see the player he is now.
“He has special ability and can do whatever he wants. It was an incredible finish against a really good goalkeeper. Without caring, you feel he can do these actions.”
The boss added: “He scored a fantastic goal. It depends on him [how good he can be]. When a player has this quality it depends on them. He is a player on another level.”
These Guardiola’s comments on Bernardo Silva were shared on Twitter by City Xtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from the supporters.
Pep spot on as always
— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) December 1, 2021
Pep knows ball
— IIM 10 (@IIM9320) December 1, 2021
Mo salah would probably disagree but Bernardo is certainly the best midfielder in the world rn
— HaalandSZN🇳🇴 (@MattHarl42) December 1, 2021
Salah is clearly not only the best in PL, but the best in the world right now
— TicMa92 (@SexyRitka) December 1, 2021
Couldn’t agree more, but it’s pretty tight with Salah
— Honest-MCFC-Fan (@Mcfchonest) December 1, 2021
Yeh I love Bernardo but Salah needs some respect here boss.
— Alex (@Akoomx) December 2, 2021