Guardiola's side have been installed as title favourites but the former Barcelona boss is not taking anything for granted and anticipates a tough start. Antonio Conte, fairly clearly, is not happy that he has been sold, and the Serbian was probably United's best player in the Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday. "We are going to improve the way we attack", Guardiola said.
We played with the best intentions and it was not enough. "It will not be easy but we travel to win the game".
After the victory, City chief coach Pep Guardiola hailed the work-rate put in by his players. "If the club decides [I am] not able, we are going to take a solution". We were stable. We controlled the game and the game was in our hands.
"The manager (Chris Hughton) is top, and they have the qualities in their players", Guardiola said.
"We bought three and the market is so demanding right now, for all the teams around the world, not just for Manchester City".
David Silva's assist for Aguero's goal helped the Spaniard receive man of the match honours.
"So whatever happens at the start of the season - and of course I hope we get off to a flier - we must stay calm and remember that it's where we are in the table after 38 games that matters, not the first few".
"Because I don't think last season the players he had were the type of players that he wanted so you have to rebuild the team around his project and the way he wants to play - it's a tough job for him".
"It's a wonderful game for the club and supporters, as a first game in the Premier League, but we have to make sure it's a good day for the team as well".
"We are going to see at the end of the season what happens", he indicated.
They have won their opening league match in each of the past six seasons, with Sergio Aguero scoring a total of five goals in those games.