Man City boss Mancini: I cannot believe Barcelona, Real Madrid let Silva slip by
Mancini said: "Silva is a top, top player. I don't know why he didn't go to Barca or Real Madrid because he's Spanish but we are lucky because he's here.
"If he had gone to Barca two years ago everyone would say he's one of the best players in the world - and he is one of the best players in the world.
"He's different from Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo because they are strikers and score a lot of goals but I think he's the same as Xavi and Iniesta."