Manchester City's Pep Guardiola: "We have to try to improve".

Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Hull City at the Etihad Stadium

Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Hull City at the Etihad Stadium

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

Former Manchester City and Everton defender Sylvain Distin believes Pep Guardiola's transfer business could be a gamble as a number of new recruits have arrived without Premier League experience.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says his squad will not need huge changes in the future accepting this summer spending will not be sustainable.

"It's very hard when you see the spending of some clubs in the summer, Manchester United of course and Chelsea who will be right up there".

"I think Manchester City be right up there challenging for the title", said Hughton.

For both Manchester City and Manchester United, last season was a disappointment.

"We have to learn to attack better".

Back in England's top division for the first time in 34 years, the Seagulls spent most of the game on the back foot, content to concede possession and setting up a compact defensive unit deep in their own half. We tried to make it a young squad and we did it earlier and we are lucky because it would be more expensive now in the last weeks.

Before the game Guardiola spoke cryptically about not always playing Aguero and Jesus up front but on Saturday he gave Brighton the full double blast, which paid off - eventually. David Silva then slotted the ball through for Sergio Aguero to apply the finish past goalkeeper Maty Ryan with 20 minutes to go.

The new players that come in they have to adjust to the way we want to play.

With the victory, City are now provisionally in second place in the EPL standings with three points, while Brighton are in the 19th spot with none.

"I saw last season how tough the league is - it doesn't matter who the top teams are".

"We needed the win and it was good to get off to a good start, so we are happy", he said.

It has been another strong showing of City's financial muscle but Guardiola insists the club have only paid market rates and such major rebuilding work is a one-off.