Guardiola thanks City board for signing Bernardo Silva

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"We have huge players with lots of talent".

The Red Devils are now gearing up for their second season under new manager Jose Mourinho following his appointment at Old Trafford last summer.

After a tough introduction to the English game last season, Pep Guardiola will be hoping to turn the fortunes of his side around when the new campaign kicks off. We were not able to find a solution with those players.

"We have the recent example of Leicester City, that surprised everyone as nobody expected them to win", the former Benfica stopper said. "But we must focus on ourselves".

This formation would also bring out the best of attacking full backs Walker and Mendy who would be deployed as wing backs with Danilo being a great option for either wing when needed. He also finished the season strongly after that double assist against Watford, which ultimately made him the Premier League's Assist King.

Brighton may have conceded large swathes of possession to Pep Guardiola's men, but Albion clung on for over an hour before City finally broke the deadlock. But we can not forget that when we do something better than last season it's because we've been one year together.

"We were stable", Guardiola said.

Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Samir Nasri, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva and....to lesser extents....

Bruno insisted there will not be a party atmosphere at the Amex stadium against City
Bruno insisted there will not be a party atmosphere at the Amex stadium against City

"When you're up against the quality that they've got - they have designs on Champions League; ours is to stay in this division next season".

"That moment in the 70th minute, when we allowed ourselves to be stretched, was the only moment until then that they capitalised on".

"When you go to Germany, Spain or Italy to buy, it is £10-£15m more expensive".

Izzy Brown 6 - Promising start by the Chelsea loanee was cut short after just 23 minutes by a hamstring injury.

Huddersfield Town are set to debut while Brighton and Hove Albion return after 23 years.

That was as much of a test as City's backline got, and they never looked in serious danger of suffering an opening weekend upset in the manner of some of their title rivals.

"Now it's about making sure we dust ourselves down". "This club has a history and a very hard history in recent years". A late victor from the Spanish club, however, propelled Brighton to a defeat in their showpiece friendly. "Seagulls" have done fruitful work over the past few years, and for the exit to the Premier League club fought already in the season before last, but did not have enough luck in the playoff round of the promotion.

Fernandinho 7 - Rarely troubled in City's engine room and gave the ball simply for City's danger men to do their thing.

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