Pep Guardiola admits he can not help wondering how Manchester City's campaign might have unfolded had Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero been firing in tandem all season.
Silva is expected to be fit for City's clash at Middlesbrough on Sunday as they look to pip their Premier League rivals to a top four finish.
Piecing together the sort of sequences which Leicester and Sunderland did in years gone by seems even more unlikely when considering Boro have failed to win successive contests all season. "And hopefully next season, what we are going to try to get in the team is going to help us more". We played to win the game, we were not able.
"Seeing as though we are in the final stage of the season I don't know if he will be available again". The former Red Devils skipper was not impressed especially since the goalkeeper was not involved in the game up to that point. He knows what I'm like.
"It may not be a big deal, but in terms of processing it, the two of us speak a lot". Except Thursday, Sergio scored in the last 11 games one goal a game.
"He has an injury, probably [out] for some weeks", said Guardiola, when quizzed about the extent of Bravo's injury.
"His numbers are there, he's scored a lot of goals, but I would like to see him with another guy helping him, to take a lot of the pressure in that sense and both to be there in that position".
The Argentina global endured a spell on the bench for City following the January arrival of Brazilian Gabriel Jesus, who then suffered a fractured metatarsal that kept him out of action for two months.
Guardiola confirmed after the game that Bravo would likely be unavailable for City's remaining five games.
David Silva also hopes to be back after missing the draw with United, while Gabriel Jesus will be pushing for a start after being used as a late substitute. I'm happy that he's back now and that means I'll have to be much more focused and alert when I play. "We will know more on Friday", Guardiola told Sky Sports. However, as the Mirror report, he suffered a suspected calf strain while doing so.