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Silva Needs Time

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has acknowledged that new siging David Silva has not yet adjusted to English football.

The Spaniard was part of the City side which sealed its place in the group stages of the Champions League with a comfortable win over FC Timisoara. But Mancini admits that the winger still needs more time to become a regular Premier League performer.

"Silva needs time. He's a fantastic player, but playing in the Premier League is different to La Liga," the Italian told his club's official website.

"We had a good focus. If you think it's an easy game then you can have a problem, but we started very well and had a good performance. It was difficult because they had ten men behind the ball, we couldn't find any space at times.

"We have spent our money very well - we have bought the players who can play in different positions. We are unlucky because we have four injured players, but we will improve because we've played only four games.

"If we found another Patrick Vieira that would be important, but it's not easy to find players like Patrick."

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