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Richards rates Man City's Silva as best in the country

On his current form Manchester City playmaker David Silva is the best player in the country at the moment, according to his team-mate Micah Richards. The Spanish midfielder joined Manchester City from Valencia in the summer of 2010 and earned rave reviews for his performances during the second half of last season which has continued with the new campaign.

"I am just glad to be in the team and it was a great honour to lead out a team of such stars and quality players," Richards said in the Manchester Evening News.

"Sometimes I just watch and admire. David Silva is one of my favourite players - some of the stuff he does is amazing and he is a very humble guy. I think all the best players are humble.

"I think on current form he is the best player in the country.

"When he first signed, people were not sure he could play in the Premier League.

"This season and towards the end of last season, he has really been unbelievable for us. Hopefully he can continue like that."

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