Bernardo Silva, a midfielder for Manchester City, has criticized the Professional Footballers’ Association for its Team of the Year selections from the previous season.
After rallying from a 2-0 deficit to upset Aston Villa 3-2 on the last day, City thrillingly won the Premier League championship.
Despite this, just three City players were chosen for the PFA Team of the Year, while six Liverpool players, who finished in second place, were chosen.
Along with Kevin De Bruyne and Joao Cancelo, Silva was a member of the City trio, but he still believes that his teammates should be treated with more respect.
He said to ESPN: “Checking the Premier League Team of the Year every year and we never have the most players.
“We don’t have the best manager, don’t have the best players, but we still win four Premier Leagues in five years. It just doesn’t make sense.”
Manager of the Year was also won by Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool, defeating Pep Guardiola of City.
After tying Son Heung-min for the league lead with 23 goals, Mohamed Salah was named Player of the Year.
Despite winning Young Player of the Year, City winger Phil Foden was unable to make the lineup.
Silva received a nomination for Team of the Year for the 18/19 season, making this his second nomination since moving to England.
Barcelona is thought to be interested in the 28-year-old, who has been linked with a transfer away from the Etihad Stadium this summer.
If Frenkie de Jong leaves the club, Blaugrana manager Xavi has identified Silva as a significant target and has not ruled out a transfer.
Silva noted: “I’ve always said that I’m happy here but I have no idea what’s going to happen. We’ll see, honestly.
“My relationship with the club is very honest. I’ve been open with them and they know what I want.
“If I stay, I’m very happy and I will always respect this club and give all my best. If not, it’s football and we’ll just see what happens.”
Silva played 35 times in the Premier League last season, contributing four assists and eight goals.
In Sunday’s 2-0 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium, he played off the bench.
The Portuguese professional footballer Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva, also known as Bernardo Silva or just Bernardo, was born on August 10, 1994.
He now plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Premier League club Manchester City as well as the Portugal national team.
Silva, a Lisbon native, entered the Benfica youth academy. In 2013, he joined Benfica B, and in 2014, after playing briefly with the first squad, he was promoted.
During the 2014–15 Ligue 1 season, he was on loan to Monaco, and in the winter of 2015, Les Monégasques made the move permanent.
He was acquired by English club Manchester City for a rumored sum of £43.5 million following their 2017 league championship.
Will Silva Join Barcelona?
According to reports, Manchester City has made a £67 million offer to Barcelona for Bernardo Silva in order to finance a move for Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta.
Silva was one of City’s standout performers last season, but the midfielder has been linked with moves away from the Etihad because of Barcelona and PSG.
Pep Guardiola, the manager of City, was reportedly unwilling to let Silva leave the team this summer after allowing Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, and Oleksandr Zinchenko to do so.
According to the French daily L’Equipe, City has put a £67 million price tag on Silva and has offered him to Barcelona.