Marco Silva heaped praise on matchwinner Aleksandar Mitrovic after the Serbian striker scored his fifth goal as many games to fire Fulham into sixth with a 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 27 year-old has now scored more Premier League goals than the entire Manchester United first team squad, but Silva told his post-match press conference that the Fulham nine’s all around performance was incredible.

“Unbelievable. He was unbelievable. I told him at the end of the match. He scores, the feeling that he has in the box, that ability that he has to score.

He will keep scoring if you keep delivering for him, if you keep playing he will score goals, I don’t have doubts about it. But he was unbelievable, he was everywhere, even some moments in positions that I would see sometimes too low [down the pitch]. All the credit for him, the job he did this evening – he needs more than 48 hours to rest and be ready again for Saturday.

He is completely connected with the team and the team with him. I don’t like to speak about individual players because we are much more than one or two players, everyone is on the same page, but he deserves all the words.”