Valencia coach Unai Emery expects David Silva to prove a big hit for Manchester City.
Emery oversaw Silva's sale to City before the World Cup.
"His best position is playing off two strikers and just behind them like he played tonight," Emery said. "We used to occasionally play him with just one guy in front but what he needs is freedom, he needs to be able to receive the ball then play other people in and if that means him going out on the wings from time to time then that is fine. He has an eye for goal as well and you also need to get the best out of him in front.
"As a guy he will have no problems settling into the dressing room atmosphere.
"He is a pleasure to train and on the field he will have absolutely no problems settling in. He is a great character and a great guy. If things are going well on the field he will have no problems and what happens off it is less important, adapting to a different culture and lifestyle. On the field he will make an immediate impact."
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