Pickford has been hit with a six-figure fine for breaking the club's disciplinary code, with Silva reading the riot act.
The manager explained the meeting was private and disciplinary measures internal but made clear there had been a fine and an apology from the current England No1, when he said: “If you want to use these words these are your words.
“We have a disciplinary process inside the club, not just for Jordan but for all the players and they know what the rules are. Everything was clear to them from the first moment they join our club. And everything was so easy to decide then.
“Did he apologise? If you want to use these words, why not?! When I say to you it is something internal it is something to remain inside, it is not important to use the words if he is disciplined or if he apologised.
“But OK you can expect everything that he said, because he is a professional player and can accept everything that has happened."