Five things we learned from the Community Shield


Guardiola will also pay special attention to German winger Leroy Sane, controversially left out of his country's World Cup squad for Russian Federation, over the coming weeks although the City boss does not expect him to suffer any ill effects from that disappointment.

The English soccer giants are widely reported to have agreed a technical partnership with the German sportswear brand worth UK£50 million (US$64.8 million) per year from the 2019/20 season.

Where City were quick and incisive, Chelsea looked disjointed, with the Brazilian-born former Napoli midfielder a bag of nerves in front of a new four-man defence.

His second came after the break, when he latched on to Bernardo Silva's pass and beat Willy Caballero with another precise low finish. The worry for the rest of the Premier League is they have the appetite for more. "So at the end I don't know what is going to happen but I assure you 100 percent that the manager, sporting director and all the players want him at the club". It was Aguero at his clinical best and after a seven-moth wait, he had his elusive 200th City goal. "He arrived so sharp, so good", he said. Now he feels free.

But speaking after Sunday's Community Shield victory over Chelsea, the Sky Blues boss admitted City could yet bolster his squad with the addition of another midfielder. "He did really well", Guardiola said.

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"We have the idea to press", the Italian added.

However, with Conte now gone and replaced by Maurizio Sarri, Willian is looking ahead to a sixth season as a Chelsea player.

New York City are the only team exempt from the deal due to Major League Soccer's (MLS) league-wide contract with Adidas, which prevents clubs from signing their own kit supplier.

"Maybe we will need some time for this idea to become natural for the players, but we are working on it in training and the response so far has been good".

"We have just started working with him [Sarri] but in the first days we have seen that he is a manager who likes to shape the game from the back, he likes to play football".