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Man City midfielder Silva insists players fully behind Mancini

Manchester City midfielder David Silva insists the players have total faith in manager Roberto Mancini.

The Spaniard insists he is back on track and is keen to defend Mancini - who has been critical of his attacking players - against some of the stick flying the manager's way.

Silva told The Sun: "Personally 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.

"Mancini offers good strategy and is also a big psychologist. His contact with the players is so important.

"Obviously, he demands success from the forwards. But it's not down to individuals - he'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.

"City are using the same system that worked in the past - we won the title that way and we are certainly capable of winning all the trophies left open to us."

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