It was Silva's first start for more than a month after recovering from a thigh injury.
The England midfielder told mcfc.co.uk: "I think we played well against Aston Villa but ended up losing the game but we didn't perform up to our standards in midweek. It was important to bounce back against Everton, who are a very strong team.
"It was great to have David Silva back, too. He's a top player and any team in the world would miss him.
"There's great movement in this team and everyone is comfortable with the ball. That's what the manager is encouraging us to do - play with freedom in the final quarter of the pitch."
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