Pep Guardiola's side, for all their riches, took time to get into their groove in a 2-0 win at the Amex Stadium.
Lewis Dunk's own-goal soon after gave City a comfortable margin of victory in an opening weekend that has seen Arsenal concede three at home to Leicester, Liverpool draw at Watford and champions Chelsea lose to Burnley.
"The last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full backs".
"We have to make sure that come the end of the window, we have a squad that can do well enough in this division".
"It is hard, I am struggling to see past Manchester City not winning the title as it stands", Jenas told Goal . Being at one club for eight, nine years it's a big change for me but I'm enjoying my football. With so much talent at his disposal, City's players know they have limited time to impress. "We were stable but we have to try to improve. It will not be easy but we travel to win the game". "People say we are a big team but we run like a League One or a Conference team".
"I want to continue with what we did in the last three games of pre-season".
"Here every game is a battle, and from my experience - in Barcelona too - it's hard against a newly-promoted club". We were not able with those players to find a solution. We are here to win games.
"We needed to do that this summer because we have one of the oldest teams in Europe". I saw him on the TV last season, but it will depend on how he and the other players adjust to the Premier League. Kyle Walker, signed from Spurs, and France global Benjamin Mendy will improve their fullback positions, a key position in Guardiola's playbook.
"The manager [Chris Hughton] is top, and they have the qualities in their players", Guardiola said. It is weird because as defensively fragile as they looked at times previous year.
Manager Pep Guardiola chose to start Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero up front together and the Brazilian youngster had the ball in the net in the first half, but it was ruled out for handball and the striker was subsequently booked.