Manchester United legend Paddy Crerand feels David Silva is the outstanding player at Manchester City.

Crerand believes the Blues have picked up the natural successor to former Red mainstay Paul Scholes, who retired this summer.

"Silva is Manchester City's best player by far," said Crerand, who won the European Cup with United in 1968, to the Manchester Evening News.

"He creates, he scores and is blessed with great movement and imagination."

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