The Toffees followed up wins over Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks by dismantling United at Goodison Park, but much of the fallout centred on the shortcomings of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Silva was typically phlegmatic when asked whether he felt Everton’s achievement had been glossed over but said: “It is up to you [the media] to give the right credit and to look for both teams, not just for one.
“But I cannot change anything, it’s not my job.
“What I can tell you and it is easy for me to understand is when we didn’t achieve the good results, it’s because it’s our fault. Maybe when we achieve good results it’s because it’s the fault of the others.
“You analyse the game, I do my job and analyse the game with my players. When things are going wrong I’m the first one to take responsibility and when we achieve good results it’s up to us to analyse the game.
“I don’t know if [the win over United] was the best [performance of the season] or not, it was one of the best.