David Silva insists Manchester City are forging their own style under Pep Guardiola.
City beat West Ham 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, a game in which they threatened to blow the Hammers away with some sparkling football during the first half.
The Blues’ mettle was put to the test after Michail Antonio pulled a goal back for the visitors, but they made sure of victory in stoppage time when Raheem Sterling cheekily rolled in his second of the game.
Guardiola had said in pre-season that it would take several months for his side to truly get to grips with his methods, but there were signs that the squad are already taking his demands on board.
The Catalan established a high-tempo passing game during his time at Barcelona and then utilised Bayern Munich’s speedy wingers as he guided the Bavarians to three consecutive Bundesliga titles.
But Silva, who has enjoyed a fine start to the season after a difficult 2015-16 campaign, says City are building something different.