Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Silva Has Been Simply the Best for a Decade

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Silva Has Been Simply the Best for a Decade

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CITY fans have voted for the club's best player since the takeover by Sheikh Mansour transformed their fortunes 10 years ago.

And, while the winner was almost inevitably David Silva - picking up more than half of the votes - some of the other selections cast are perhaps even more interesting. Silva picked up 393 votes, or 53 per cent of the total, when PA Sport polled City's supporters clubs, ahead of the tenth anniversary of Sheikh Mansour's takeover on Saturday.

Supporters Club chairman Kevin Parker was not surprised that the Spanish legend dominated the vote after eight brilliant seasons with the Blues. He said: "We call him The Magician and that's exactly what he is, a player that just seems to get better with age."

Silva won by a distance, with Sergio Aguero in second place on 24. …

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