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Guardiola says Bernardo Silva should have been player of the year

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Bernardo Silva should have been named as Player of the Year.

The Portuguese international has enjoyed a superb season for Guardiola’s side, scoring 13 goals in all competitions, and has become an increasingly influential figure as Man City look to win back-to-back league titles.

The 24-year-old was shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year award, missing out to Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk, whilst City teammate Raheem Sterling was named as the FWA Player of the Year.

Guardiola has praised the midfielder’s contribution to this side this season, saying that if he had been able to vote his nomination would have gone to Silva.

“I don’t vote but Bernardo was the best, and not just in our team,” Pep told the media at his pre-match press conference.

“He can play incredibly well everywhere, give me a team and he can play well there. He does everything good.”

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