Pep Guardiola will let Man City squad pick new captain AGAIN with current skipper David Silva to leave Etihad

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trust Pep Guardiola will let his Manchester City players choose David Silva’s successor as captain. Silva featured in his 309th and final Premier League match for City on Sunday as they romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Norwich. Getty Images Silva will say goodbye to Manchester City once their season ends after the Champions League is concluded Noel Gallagher says David Silva leaving Man City a ‘dark day’, makes cheeky Jordan Henderson dig Kevin De Bruyne is believed to be the favourite for the role, with Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero also hugely popular personnel in the City dressing room. The 34-year-old playmaker now has his sights set on ending a glittering 10-year spell with a first Champions League crown. Silva was chosen to be captain by his teammates when Vincent Kompany departed Man City last summer. During his time at Arsenal, Unai Emery also gave the players the power to pick their leaders in the dressing room, with Granit Xhaka named skipper – though he was stripped of the captaincy last November following an outburst at Gunners supporters. latest Chelsea news live: Kai Havertz transfer close, Jan Oblak eyed, Willian could stay goss Man United news live: £90million Jadon Sancho bid made, Ousmane Dembele transfer eyed DESERVED Villa legend baffled at Roy Keane’s criticism of survival celebrations goss Upamecano to be offered contract, Barca offer alternatives to Coutinho for Guendouzi gossip Man United’s Sancho bid rejected, Liverpool eye duo, Chelsea prepare £27m offer PENNED Smith jokes: ‘I gave Grealish a few shots and got him to sign new contract’ second attempt Man United’s £89m Jadon Sancho bid rejected as England ace eyes ‘dream move’ good news Tanganga signs new five-year deal at Spurs on same day Vertonghen departs club And Guardiola has confirmed he will once again give his squad the final decision in regards to the captaincy. “As always I let the players choose,” the City manager said. “Maybe the last word is from me but usually the players decide who will represent them. It’s the normal way. The players are so smart they know what it needs.” Guardiola’s men finished 18 points behind Premier League champions Liverpool in second, but are still in contention to win Europe’s premier competition – holding a 2-1 advantage heading into their round-of-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid.,

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