Pep Guardiola has declared Bernardo Silva will remain a Manchester City player as long as he is the manager.
Pep Guardiola was full of praise for the Portugal international’s professionalism, even though he has had to wait for his chances in this exceptional City team.
He’s a young guy, he’s a guy in the locker room who we are so happy to have here.
“He’ll stay a long time, while I’m here he will not move on, he will stay with me,” the City boss is quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
I haven’t seen him sad, even for one day – always in a good mood, and you cannot imagine how important that is.
“When he didn’t play too much, you cannot imagine how important he is in the locker room and he’s this kind of guy, his mood is always in the right place.”
Bernardo started the last six games – and is in line for another start in the FA Cup fifth round tie at Wigan.
He has also taken part in 39 out of City’s 41 games this season, more than anyone else in the squad.