Kevin De Bruyne confident he will get better paying alongside David Silva

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Settling into a Manchester City team that boasts over £300 millions worth of acquisitions in its starting line-up is a difficult task for most players - not if you're Kevin De Bruyne, though.

The Belgium international feels he can settle in with the help of team-mate David Silva, and go on to be one of the best.

Signing for £54 million in the summer, the pressure is on for De Bruyne to acclimatise in a City midfield already jam-packed with talent, but appears to be relishing the opportunity to prove his worth for the Premier League leaders.


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And according ESPN, the 25-year-old has pinpointed a particular talent in Silva as the man who he can aspire towards and learn the ropes from. The Belgian scored 16 goals from midfield for Wolfsburg last season and, following his first goal for the club against West Ham over the weekend, will hope to replicate such figures.

"Obviously David is a very good player and very important for this team," he said.

"I can only get better if I play with great players. This team has a lot of great players.

"It's a little bit different than it was, I think when I know the team a bit better I will get even more of the ball."

Silva, who usually operates in the hole behind a sole striker at City, was ruled out of the Citizens' clash with the Hammers, in which they lost 2-1, but can easily adapt and play on either wing, which in turn could accommodate for De Bruyne, who prefers to play in the no.10 role.

However, Silva's calf injury appears to be only minor, with it interesting to see how Pellegrini plans to incorporate their main midfield creator and biggest signing of the summer - a mouthwatering prospect for City fans.

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