Guardiola: Intelligent Bernardo Silva ready to make immediate Manchester City impact

Sergio Aguero takes a shot during the Manchester City training session on Monday

Sergio Aguero takes a shot during the Manchester City training session on Monday

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has thanked his club's board for one of his new signings, who he praised for having great intelligence.

We have made a decision to give you a generous eight minutes guess the 18 different players and a reasonable score for any of the Premier League historians out there would be 12/18. Intelligent players don't need time to be involved in the way we want to play.

Brighton and Hove Albion are eager to make their Premier League debut against Manchester City on Saturday and while the newly-promoted south coast club will enjoy the occasion there will be no party atmosphere at Amex Stadium, said captain Bruno.

"It's just one of the many new ways we're enhancing our viewers' experience this season". If we have to score more then we will score more.

Mourinho himself has also described Matic as a player who can add "good stability and give balance to the team to start building from the back", precisely the role he would occupy in a 3-5-2 setup.

We would like you to name the 18 different people who are the only players from their country who have won a Premier League title.

Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is nearing a return since being sidelined since December, and Guardiola suggested he could play next week in a friendly against Girona.

"I think he's close to coming back", he said. "Maybe he'll get minutes in Girona. And nearly as importantly we're going to find out once and for all how much our experts know about their sport". He has to be strong but, of course, his quality is ideal for the way we want to play.

"He's a guy who plays in the middle and can be a holding midfielder or play in front. In those terms, we're so happy".

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