SILVA SUSPENDED FOR VALLECANO CLASH

Real Sociedad playmaker David Silva is suspended for the La Ligavisit to Rayo Vallecano. David Silva will serve the second of his two-match ban after his red card during the recent league game with Real Betis earlier in the month.

David Silva was given a red card in the third minute of stoppage time during the home game with Betis which ended in a goalless draw. He was given the first red card of his La Liga careerafter a melee happened in the final moments of the game.

Silva was sent off by centre referee Isidro Diaz de MeraEscuderos after he reacted angrily to his failure to give his team a foul towards the end of the game.

SILVA FEATURED IN WIN AT ELCHE

Spanish playmaker David Silva was featured from the start as his Real Sociedad side sealed a 2-1 win over home team Elche to boost their push for European football. David Silva played from start until the 79thminute before he was replaced by Spanish player AihenMunoz. Ex-Manchester City midfielder David Silva has a return of one goal and three assists in 21 Spanish La Liga appearances this season. In addition, he made four Europa League appearances in the colours of Real Sociedad beforethe Spanish La Liga heavyweights were eliminated from the competition.

LIVERPOOL CAN LEARN CITY TRANSFER LESSON WITH THIS MOVE

Liverpool can head off a Newcastle transfer plan while they still have far greater pull, delaying another Man City emergence and getting a Mohamed Salah heir. When it comes to Liverpool transfer strategy, thwarting Newcastle United’s aims will not be high up the list of priorities.

NO BALLON D'OR FOR SILVA – GUARDIOLA

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes that it would be difficult for petite midfielder Bernardo Silva to win the Ballon d'Or as he praised the Portuguese international who has been in very good form for the Premier League holders this season.

SILVA OPEN TO MANAGING CITY IN THE FUTURE

The current football era has been the one where we have seen most cases of former players going on to become managers either for the teams they played for in their career or some other clubs. The continued occurrence of this scenario has opened an even bigger window of opportunities to players currently nearing the end of their playing careers as it is becoming even more likely that they may be able to return to their respective clubs and become managers in the future. We have already seen cases like Olé Gunnar Solksjaer at Manchester United, Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa, Patrick Vieira at Crystal Palace, Frank Lampard at Chelsea (formerly) and at Everton (presently), and others in the Premier League alone this season.

DAVID SILVA NEVER LEFT CITY

David Silva is a City legend. The midfielder joined City in 2010, and heralded the most successful period of the club's history. A statue of David Silva sits outside the Etihad stadium which goes to show how much he is valued at the club.

The Spanaird left City in the summer of 2020 to join Spanish side Real Sociedad, while his time at the club may have been up his influence still leaves on. Those at City are at the lookout for players in the mold of Silva, that would replace the kind of quality performance that he gave for ten years.

ARTETA SPEAKS ON SILVA, ODEGAARD COMPARISON

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has had his say on the comparison between Manchester City legend David Silva and Arsenal playmaker Martin Odegaard. Arteta spoke about the comparison in his post-match reaction to the 5-0 away win over Norwich City. According to him, David Silva is the best that he has seen in the playmaker role and that Martin Odegaard has a long way to go before he can get to that level.

In recent weeks, Norwegian international Martin Odegaard has been compared with veteran Spanish midfielder David Silva who plays his football at La Liga side Real Sociedad in his native Spain.

BERNARDO DRAWS DAVID SILVA COMPARISON

In-form Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has drawn comparison with club legend David Silva who left the Citizens last summer to return to his native Spain. David Silva signed for Spanish La Liga club Real Sociedadon a free transfer shortly after he ended his ten-year stay at the Etihad Stadium.

Ex-Manchester City and Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given waxed lyrical about Portugal international Bernardo Silva in the latest edition of Matchday Live after the petite player produced a sensational performance to lead Manchester City to a 2-1 win at the home of Aston Villa. According to Given, Bernardo Silva is almost a clone of David Silva. Given knows a lot about David Silva whom he played with during his time at the Etihad Stadium.

MCATEE ON LIVERPOOL RADAR – REPORT

Manchester City are one of the biggest teams in the Premier League and on the European football stage and they have a lot of young players on their books from Liam Delap to Sam Edozieto Cole Palmer. However, James McAtee is widely regarded as the biggest of all the youngtalents at Manchester City and he has been labelled the new David Silva.

Pep Guardiola is the Manchester City manager and he has already given opportunities to some of the young players at the club. Young winger Edozie featured from the start for Manchester City during the Community Shield clash with Leicester City. Ex-Manchester City star Iheanacho scored the only goal of the game on the way to a 1-0 win for the Foxes.

SOCIEDAD: SILVA MAKES LA LIGA RETURN

Real Sociedad playmaker David Silva returned to the La Liga pitch at the weekend during the thrilling 2-2 draw with Spanish champions Atletico Madrid. David Silva made the starting XI for the first time since returning from his latest injury layoff.

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