​​Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has lavished praise on attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva, claiming that "he is a good example for all the guys" to emulate in terms of behaviour and attitude both on the field and in training.

Silva, who joined City from AS Monaco last season, has taken the opportunity that has arisen from an injury to Kevin De Bruyne and has impressed in the Belgian's role this season. He continued his good form by playing an important part in their 3-0 win over Fulham.

"He is the most loved guy in the locker room and he played 90 minutes. It's always there. In the beginning it was a little bit difficult." 

"He came from France to England, and even for me, I needed a period to know, to understand a little bit, and everything about the way we wanted to play and in the way that we are aggressive without the ball, sometimes we need more time. He can play there, because he can fight. He is skinny, small, but he is -- wow," Guardiola said as quoted by ​ESPN.

The 24-year-old, despite not starting regularly, did make 53 appearances across all competitions last season, scoring nine goals as City won the title. He has so far scored once this campaign and will look to add to his tally in the near future.