A viral video from Bernardo Silva Approaching a fan in public has garnered millions of views online.
Since his arrival from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco, the Portuguese midfielder has been instrumental in Manchester City’s recent success, winning four Premier League titles, four League Cups and an FA Cup.
Silva, who has scored 31 goals in 175 league appearances under Pep Guardiola, continues to be linked with a move away from the Etihad, with Barcelona monitoring the 28-year-old’s situation in Manchester.
However, the club are reportedly planning talks over his long-term future at the Etihad.
Silva, a fan favorite at the Premier League champions, says he is happy at Manchester City but recently admitted in an interview with ESPN that he has “no idea what’s going to happen” regarding his future.
And judging by the TikTok footage below, he had no idea what was going on when a fan approached him on the streets of Manchester.
Despite covering his face with his hand while leaning against a door, the man spots Silva from a distance and approaches him for a photo.
After calling out his name, the eager fan eventually managed to snap a picture with the Portugal international, who initially responded by saying: “What are you doing my friend?”
Here’s a longer version of the clip, with some awkward selfies.
And here’s how social media reacted to the clip. One fan said: “Why can’t people just harass him in the street and let him enjoy his time and privacy?” while another commented: “Stop filming people all the time and let him live his life.”
A third wrote: “Celebs can’t catch a break.”
In July, a video of Pep Guardiola being chased by a screaming fan on a bicycle in central Manchester went viral.
Seven weeks after leading his side to the Premier League title on the final day, Guardiola returned to the North West ahead of the first day of Manchester City’s training session.
And the former Barcelona boss wasted no time getting back into the swing of city life.
He was spotted cycling through Manchester city center by an over-eager fan who proceeded to chase Guardiola in the hope of getting a photo with the Spaniard.
In the clip uploaded to TikTok, the man filmed himself chasing the 51-year-old down a narrow lane near Parsonage Gardens in Manchester.
He was heard saying, “Hey Pep, let me take a picture bro! Yo! My man’s smoking, yo! Hey Pep! Yo, man, you gotta see this! Oh my God!”
After finally coming to terms with the Manchester City manager, who seemed far from impressed with the man’s actions, Guardiola finally got off his bike and declined a fistfight with the man involved.
“Yo Pep! Let me take a picture, why you gone bro, let me take a picture bro!” said the fan. “Let me take a picture, I just want a picture! I just want a picture, yo my g!”
Manchester City take on Liverpool for the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. If they win, Pep Guardiola’s side will go 16 points clear of their rivals, who have a game in hand.