People reckon David Silva looks like a forgotten Manchester City midfielder
The Premier League is back and with it comes very important talking points, such as a Spanish midfielder's hair, or lack of hair.
David Silva decided to ditch his mullet for a non-nonsense buzzcut earlier this summer, and it wasn't universally well received. Many felt Silva had "went full Pep" by sporting the bald look similar to his famous manager.
It has been quite the change for the Manchester City midfielder.
However, others have spotted a likeness to a former City midfielder, rather than Guardiola. We're not sure if Stephen Ireland counts as a City legend - actually, he probably doesn't - but he was a pretty good player for them back when the club weren't owned by an oil-rich state in the Middle East.
Ireland was City's David Silva before they could afford David Silva, and there is an undoubted likeness between the pair.
Ireland came through City's academy and made 176 appearances for the club, before leaving for Aston Villa in 2010. The Irish midfielder was named City's player of the year for the 2008/09 season. However, Roberto Mancini didn't appear to be a fan, and allowed him join Villa as part of the deal that took James Milner to City.
Ireland hasn't done much since, and is currently at Stoke City, recovering from a broken leg, but Silva evidently hasn't forgot about the one-time City player of the year.
A lot of people spotted the resemblance between the pair during City's win over Brighton in Saturday's late kick-off.
David Silva paying tribute to Man City club legend Stephen Ireland. Great to see. pic.twitter.com/AbiVtS7d3m
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) August 12, 2017
David Silva looks like peak Stephen Ireland back then; with Robinho and Elano alongside him.
— Brozović (@bro_arsenal) August 12, 2017
David Silva clearly wanting to look like his Man City idol, Stephen Ireland pic.twitter.com/CCShIfm4e1
— Jake LCFC (@jake_lcfc) August 12, 2017
Why is David Silva looking like Stephen Ireland?
— Godfred Akoto Boafo (@eastsportsman) August 12, 2017
David Silva trying his best to imitate Manchester City legend Stephen Ireland pic.twitter.com/oYpjzNENuS
— Öz 🇬🇾 (@TropicalGooner) August 12, 2017
When did David Silva turn into Stephen Ireland ??? 😂😂😂
— Stevie Hall1976 (@StevieHally1976) August 12, 2017
Others thought he was copying his manager's look.
Surprised to see David Silva had buzzed his hair but now it all makes sense pic.twitter.com/0lgVNEcbyk
— Scott Innes (@Flying_Inside) August 12, 2017
And that he looked like a former teammate.
I must admit I totally forgot David Silva had buzzed his hair. I was wondering what Zabaleta was doing still playing for City.
— Kristan Heneage (@KHeneage) August 12, 2017
Keep thinking David Silva is Zabaleta ffs, he needs to grow his hair back asap
— Ollie (@BehanCFC) August 12, 2017