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​Benfica boss Jesus slams 'ungrateful' Man City star Bernardo Silva

Benfica boss Jorge Jesus has harsh words for Manchester City star Bernardo Silva.

The Portuguese winger has been labeled "ungrateful" by the veteran coach.

Silva recently posted on social media about the upcoming presidential election at Benfica this week.

He mentioned how the club had become complacent and without ambition recently.

Silva was a Benfica academy player before leaving for Monaco.

"For many years I never wanted to talk about Bernardo Silva, because he also messed with me for many years. It's okay with me," Benfica coach Jesus said at a press conference.

"Now with the club president who helped him grow, who continues to provide great conditions for young people to go out to better clubs, as is the case with him. It is very ungrateful.

"There are many defects that a man can have, but the worst thing is to be ungrateful. You can have a different idea, but you can't be ungrateful.

"I was the one who added Bernardo Silva to the team. We went on tour several games and when we arrived in Portugal, he asked me: 'Mister, what are your ideas about me? I want to know if I will play'.

"I said: 'If you play, what do you mean? Explain it to me... Nico [Gaitan] comes out and you play? Does Salvio come out and you play? What do you want me to do?"

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