The Portugal international arrived at the Etihad Stadium from AS Monaco in a deal worth £43m during the summer, just a few weeks after winning the Ligue 1 title.
Silva, 23, insists that it was impossible to resist when Guardiola came calling and claims that he has already learned a number of valuable lessons from the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.
"When you have a coach like Guardiola you cannot say no, because of the way he plays and the style his teams play," Silva said in an interview with Sky Sports News.
"To be trained by Guardiola and learn from the best, you cannot say no... I've learned a lot already and I hope I can learn much more."
Man City currently sit fourth in the Premier League table after two wins and a draw.