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'Silva loves me more than his girlfriend' – Mendy has special bond at Man City

09:17 GMT+3 23/04/2018
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The France international made his return to action against Swansea, with that contest allowing him to celebrate a goal with a Portuguese colleague

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has joked that team-mate Bernardo Silva loves him more than his girlfriend.

Mendy, 23, made his return from a seven-month injury absence as Pep Guardiola's side thrashed Swansea City 5-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.

Silva celebrated his goal – City's fourth – with Mendy and the France international later joked about their relationship.

The pair have previously played together at Ligue 1 side Monaco.

They tasted title glory in France during the 2016-17 campaign, before both made moves to the Etihad Stadium.

Silva linked up with City for £43.5 million, shortly before Mendy joined him in Manchester as part of a £52m deal.

The duo are delighted to have been reunited in England, with there an obvious bond between two men who have been crowned champions once again with City.

"He loves me more than food [& his girlfriend]," Mendy wrote on Twitter with an image of his celebration with Silva against the Swans.

Silva, who retweeted that, also paid tribute to his team – and Mendy – on social media.

The win over Swansea saw Manchester City celebrate their title success in style as they moved onto 90 points in the Premier League.