Defending Premier League champions Manchester City beat Mexican club Club America 2-1 in their opening pre-season game in Houston, Texas, but Erling Haaland is the star of the summer.
Haaland was expected to make his long-awaited debut at NRG Stadium but remained on the bench, with cameras showing him sitting next to center Ruben Dias.
who are not part of the team on the day of the match. There is no official word from Man City as to why Haaland has been kept out of action.
While the focus is on the new players, it is old reliable Kevin De Bruyne who is behind both of Man City's goals.
The team captain advanced from his attacking position in midfield to create his own shot at the first goal before running onto a ball from Riyad Mahrez and 'tangling' with the goalkeeper before half-time.
The three Man City players who made their debuts are former River Plate star Julian Alvarez, goalkeeper Stefan Ortega and Kalvin Phillips.
Alvarez was at centre-forward at the opening whistle but it didn't look good as De Bruyne went for his trademark headers from midfield.
Haaland's debut could come against former Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich on Saturday, July 23 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.