Bernardo Silva sends message on Man City future after Leicester win

By Joe Bray

Bernardo Silva insists he is enjoying life at Manchester City despite suggestions he could leave this summer.

Bernardo was heavily linked with an exit from the Etihad during the transfer window, something Pep Guardiola did little to deny, but has remained at the club for the coming season.

And the Portuguese midfielder reminded City of his talents with a match-winning performance at Leicester on Saturday, continuing the Blues' winning run since the opening day defeat against Tottenham.

Bernardo scored the only goal of the game at the King Power Stadium, but was everywhere in an all-action performance that showed he remains committed to the club.

And speaking after the game, he told Match of the Day that he is happy at City and will always give 100 per cent while wearing the shirt.

"I love the club, I love my teammates, I love football here," he said.

"I'm enjoying it and I'm always going to give my best."

Guardiola said after the game that City are "happy he's still here," when asked about Bernardo, and had praised him after the win over Arsenal for his professionalism and importance to City.

However, during the transfer window, Guardiola had also warned any players wanting to leave.

“Every player knows the situation, how I conduct the team. Some players want to play every three days, all the time,” he said last month.

“There are no alternatives. When it’s happened - these kind of situations for a short time - and when it happens they have to leave.

“We are open to discussing absolutely everything. There are players who have to accept they cannot stay here if they want to play every game.

“Now they must bring it to say I want to play every three days. If they don’t bring a team then they stay here and have to come with a smile.”


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