Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised midfielder Bernardo Silva for his performance during Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Manchester United as he termed the Portuguese player ‘one of Europe’s best players’. “He’s a fighter. He’s one of the best players in Europe. One of the best,” Goal.com quoted Guardiola as saying.Also Read - Financial Crisis Led Footballers To Snatch Chains: Goa Police

“A holding midfielder…Bernardo. It doesn’t matter, he fought with Paul Pogba and everyone. It’s not just [against United], it’s not just his goal, it’s all the season, it was a masterclass, a masterpiece every single game. It was incredible,” he added. Guardiola also stated that Silva is having an incredible season and adulated him for his work ethic. Also Read - World Cup Qualifier: FIFA To Investigate Possible Ineligibility Of Ecuador Player

“Bernardo is having an incredible season, incredible. In the second half [against United] he played like a holding midfielder. Bernardo is a joyous guy. Of course, he can play right or left. For example, the game against Swansea City [in the FA Cup], he played as a left winger and he made the goal and an assist,” Guardiola said. Also Read - Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Signs Contract Extension Until 2026

“It was offside, the goal from Sergio [Aguero], but he made the assist, and after he played as a holding midfielder. He can play as an attacking midfielder [as well], he’s such an intelligent player, with his work ethic,” he added. Manchester City will now face Burnley FC on April 28.