David Silva a real leader at Man City, reveals Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira believes Manchester City playmaker David Silva has proven his leadership qualities throughout the season

Manchester City midfielder David Silva

David Silva is a real leader in the Manchester City side, according to Patrick Vieira.

The Spain international was instrumental at the KC Stadium last Saturday after scoring a goal and making an assist as the 10-man Citizens beat Hull City.

Silva has already netted five strikes and created eight goals for his City team-mates this season, helping Manuel Pellegrini’s side stay in the title race.

He may be very quiet but when he is on the field, he takes the responsibility, and that is the kind of leader you need in your team

David Silva

And City’s elite development squad manager Vieira reckons Silva could slot into any side in the world and prove a success.

“Since he joined the football club, I don’t think we have really said enough how good he is,” Vieira is quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News.

“He is one of the best players in the world, no doubt about it. For me he is up there.

“When you talk about Messi and Ronaldo, yes they are fantastic, but David can be put in the same category of players who could play in any team around the world.

“His football brain, his ability to control the ball and play football, is unbelievable. I am a huge fan.

“When the team is struggling, that is when the leaders come out, and David showed he is a leader.

“He may be very quiet but when he is on the field, he takes the responsibility, and that is the kind of leader you need in your team.”

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