Lescott can’t speak too highly of the Spaniard.
He told the Daily Star: “With Silva in the team, you are not going to struggle.
“What you see from him in the games does not surprise any of the players. You can probably count on one hand the number of times he has lost the ball in training, let alone in matches.
“He is rightly getting the plaudits but even though he was outstanding against United, he is the same against any opposition. He can be unplayable and I believe he is the best player I have ever played with. He is that good.
“He is a very intelligent player who has bought into the culture and learnt English straight away. The lads enjoy his company too.
“He can see the pass before the ball comes to him. He can see two or three passes down the line, just like a snooker player or a chess player. David is a great player in a team that believes it can win every game.
“With that kind of belief in the squad, anything is possible.”