While the Citizens' youth has been the main focal point since arriving in America, the club has brought along two key figures in the attacking third, with Leroy Sane and first-year winger Riyad Mahrez - who joined from Leicester City this summer. Here, Nick Wright examines the only potential flaw in their squad. "The English fans love that style of football and that's why I'm happy here".
Weakened squads, managers playing down their respective chances for next season, a relatively meaningless game, an alien environment in a country which doesn't "get" football.
"When we chose to extend the contract, first of all I am comfortable, the second one is the club trust what we are doing", he told the press.
"In the Premier League he has shown how good he is and we hope this season he can do the same".
"It is incredible, what we have done", he reflected.
Privately, however, Guardiola might admit there is a little more urgency than he is letting on.
Mahrez helped his former club win promotion from the Championship in 2013-14 and then became a Premier League victor under Claudio Ranieri two season later, but that was to be his last taste of silverware at the King Power Stadium.
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But in this moment he's in a really good club for his development. But I like him and it's not like that could be the problem.
As the only major signing to arrive at Old Trafford this summer, Mourinho will be expecting Fred to settle quickly into his new club, beginning with a game against their bitter rivals.
Fernandinho plugged the gaps in midfield, dropped into City's backline when required, and made more tackles and interceptions combined (109) than any of his team-mates.
Of each club's first 15 games, a minimum of 12 had to be won to fully establish them in the title race, as City won 14 last season and Chelsea 12 before that.
The Merseysiders have spent heavily in recent months as they try to improve on last season's fourth-place finish. In November, he was described as one of the world's top three holding midfielders by Guardiola.
"But we will go for it with all we have". In Jorginho, who boasts the same blend of technical excellence and defensive nous as Fernandinho, they thought they had found the flawless solution.
There are not many players around with the necessary breadth of attributes for the role.