David Silva says Manchester City are the pioneers of women’s football.

After seeing nine City players at the hugely successful World Cup in France this summer, Silva believes the work Nick Cushing and his players are doing is mirroring the men’s first team.

As the Blues prepared to fly out for the Asian tour, Silva said: “The Club are doing really well.

“I see City as pioneers in women’s football. They try to play beautiful football and they are doing that each season, which is very important because it is the idea of football the whole Club has.

“They always try to attack, as we do, and the results are there, and they are winning trophies, too.”


                        CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA : Steph Houghton wasn't ready for that!
CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA : Steph Houghton wasn't ready for that!

City won the Continental Cup and FA Women's Cup last season to take their trophy haul to five in five years - not to mention two Champions League semi-finals.

The 2019/20 campaign will also see the Blues take on Manchester United in a first professional Manchester derby.

On Saturday 7 September, City and United’s will face off for the first time in the top tier of English women’s football, as Nick Cushing's cup double-winners lock horns with the 2018/19 FA Women's Championship title holders.

To celebrate, kids* are invited to attend FREE of charge.

The highly-anticipated fixture, which kicks off at 3pm, will also welcome home City’s seven Lionesses, who earned a fourth-place finish at the FIFA Women’s World Cup and secured qualification to next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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