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Silva puts impressive personal form down to Man City boss Mancini

Manchester City star David Silva is being lauded by boss Roberto Mancini, but the Spaniard believes any improvement in his displays is down to the manager. The 25 year old said: "I am very grateful for the comments he has made.

"But first and foremost I am even more grateful for the faith he has shown in me since I signed for the club.

"It is always very difficult when you are changing countries, changing leagues, changing style of football.

"But now I am in my second season here I feel more settled than ever and I am very happy both on and off the field.

"That is thanks to the man sat next to me, his backroom staff and my team-mates.

"Because I am happy off the field I am showing good form on it now."

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