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Kompany sees improvement over last season for Manchester City

Kompany sees improvement over last season for Manchester City

A net $193 million has been splurged to bring in Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Ederson, Danilo and Douglas Luiz.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager's arrival at the Etihad Stadium was greeted by plenty of fanfare last season but Guardiola's first season in England ended trophyless. 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. "This group of players is going to stay for a long time at Manchester City".

"We have to learn to attack better", Guardiola said.

Man City captain Vincent Kompany: "We had to patient the first half, they were defending well and they had a clear game plan, but we have quality in the team". But we can not forget that when we do something better than last season it's because we've been one year together.

Guardiola was pleased with his side's dominant display and expects his squad to go from strength to strength as they bed in.

"We were stable, we concede just one shot after one corner and after that nothing happened".

"For us, we're up against top-class opposition that will have more possession than we do".

"Of course, for the next three, four years, Manchester City is going to buy one, two players (each window)". So big congratulations to all people working with City, we are a strong club.

City will be without Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan for the match at promoted side Brighton on Saturday, but Guardiola said they were close to returning from injury.

City were frustrated by an obdurate Brighton but got the breakthrough when error from Dale Stephens allowed David Silva to set up Aguero, who slid the ball past goalkeeper Mat Ryan.

What happens here will be absolutely no indication of what will happen to the Seagulls this season - that will come when they play the teams that I think will be down in the bottom six. "Hopefully in the future we can be more accurate in those terms".