David Silva is FINISHED.
Not my verdict; that’s yours, the loyal Dream Team audience.
That’s because the Man City maestro is currently less popular than on this season’s game than a certain Daniel James.
Now if you’re not a Man United fan you might not have even heard of James, who signed this summer from Swansea.
He’s priced at just £1m on Dream Team, mainly because at 21 he’s got plenty of promise but has literally never kicked a Premier League football in his life.
Yes, that’s right, Silva (6.1%) features in fewer teams than a £1m Premier League debutant (6.5%).
The people have spoken.
Clearly unconvinced by Silva’s iffy form since his impeccable hair transplant, 6.5% of you have realised a £1m midfielder will save you some serious dosh to use elsewhere.
The question is… will James play?
If he does he could prove the bargain of the season and he impressed for United on their pre-season tour.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a hungry, lightning quick option at his disposal who can play on either wing. That’s certainly more than you can say about Alexis Sanchez.
But is it too much to ask of James too soon?
Last season he struck five goals and 10 assists in all competitions for the Swans, but that was in the Championship.
The Premier League is a completely different ball game.
Either way, we like the confidence of his selectors so far.
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Silva is entering his final season at City after a glittering career.
But with the exceptional form of Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne’s return from injury and the emergence of Phil Foden, will Pep Guardiola gradually start to phase him out?
The littler magician has scored just once for City in 2019 – in the FA Cup final drubbing of Watford.
So, in a really weird way, does this actually make sense?
Is this the end of an era for one of Dream Team’s most reliable players?