Despite a second-half fightback from rivals Liverpool, City eventually prevailed in a penalty shootout to win the Community Shield.
However, while Pep Guardiola would have been pleased with his side's performance, the Spaniard has concerns regarding the fitness of a number of his first-team squad.
Here, Sports Mole takes a look at how City could line up when they take to the pitch at the London Stadium this weekend.
City revealed on Thursday that Leroy Sane would be absent for a lengthy period after suffering a serious knee injury in the game against Liverpool.
Benjamin Mendy also remains out of contention, but Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho are closing in on a return after missing the Community Shield.
Joao Cancelo is unlikely to be considered for a start, although do not be surprised to see the versatile right-sided player feature on the substitutes' bench.body check tags ::