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David Silva's magic lies not just on the field, but in his loyalty to Manchester City

If, as Pep Guardiola expects, David Silva leads out Manchester City at Bournemouth today, it will be a cherished milestone in the career of a cherished player.

Silva, 33, will be making his 400th appearance in City's sky blue (and his 600th club game, taking his former club Valencia into account).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 25, 2019, with the headline 'Silva's magic lies not just on the field, but in his loyalty to City'. Print Edition | Subscribe