The Spaniard insists he is back on track and is keen to defend Mancini â€” who has been critical of his attacking players â€” against some of the stick flying the managerâ€™s way.
Silva told The Sun: â€œPersonally I am content with my performances but I accept they are not quite at the same level as in the key moments of last season.
â€œMancini offers good strategy and is also a big psychologist. His contact with the players is so important.
â€œObviously, he demands success from the forwards. But itâ€™s not down to individuals â€” heâ€™s more interested in our performance as a group. In the league we are going well and I think people respect us more now because we are the champions.
â€œCity are using the same system that worked in the past â€” we won the title that way and we are certainly capable of winning all the trophies left open to us."