Think in this instance it was that we were winning so wanted hold up play as part of the options.
If he was being fully shunned, think he’d just have picked Dowell ahead of him?
Silva went up in my estimation for this. It would have been easy for him to bring Lookman on as one of his two forward changes, to keep him integrated and feel part of the setup. The fact it would have been the wrong choice so he went with the sensible options for the team and didn't even give him a sniff indicates their is some steel under the handsome exterior.