David Silva says Man City players fully behind Mancini

David Silva says Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has the full support of the players.

David Silva says Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has the full support of the players.

He believes City remain in good shape and feels Mancini should be praised for the job he has done, rather than pilloried.

The Spanish playmaker told the Sunday Mirror: "I don't know why Mancini doesn't get credit, but the players certainly appreciate him. We are with him and together we are a team.

"The players give him all the credit for being part of the success we have achieved. That success has been done together. All managers are different. Some criticise players more publicly, while others do it inside the club. For me, it is each to their own.

"If you are concentrating on football and doing your best, then things should not affect you. As far as I am concerned, it doesn't affect me.

"If you know that you are doing your best you can every game, then it shouldn't bother you. You just do the best you can."

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