David Silva has come out and rubbished suggestions that he has struggled to settle into life in Manchester and is suffering from homesickness.
The former Valencia winger made the move to the Premier League in the summer, and has impressed in his short time in England.
The 25 year-old Spanish World Cup winner took the chance to speak at a promotional event for his native Gran Canaria and told the press he was happy in England.
Silva, who has signed a four year contract said, “I was as surprised, as anyone else here, to have read those reports.”
“I do the odd interview with Spanish press but I have never come out with these quotes that may or may not have been attributed to me.
“My initial reaction was surprise, but as I have said before, I am happy to be here and I find myself very much at ease with life here.
“The thing about a big city like Manchester is that people respect your space. They leave you to get on with your life.
“In Spain, people can get on your back and maybe live the game more. Here it’s nice to go out and chill in the city.”
It took Silva a few months to settle into the team, but that is to be expected and he was happy with the help he got from team mates.
“The help of my team-mates and all the people at the club has helped my settling-in period go so smoothly,” he added.
“It was difficult to begin with, but I was not quite 100 per cent fit because I missed part of pre-season due to my late arrival from the World Cup.
“There were also a couple of international friendlies that involved long journeys which interrupted me getting into shape. I didn’t have the time then, but since then I think the form has started to come through for me.”