Guardiola said he feels loved by the City fans after last season's record-breaking title campaign and is determined to entertain them in style.
When asked what pleased him about the performance on BT Sport, he said: 'In the first half especially we were outstanding.
Guardiola spoke with BBC Radio 5 Live and said: "Statistics and numbers are nice, but numbers are not passion".
"Here, during the week, I don't see the journalists". Unfortunately [there were many] people who suffered.
"In Barcelona or in Bayern Munich everything that happened, the next time (day) it is in. the media".
"So that should be the biggest challenge for United, because in reality you are looking at the two most successful clubs in English football history and that should motivate everybody to try and make sure the club wins".
"When the people say, what do you want? I am unfair", Guardiola told a news conference on Friday. I am not such a religious guy - I grew up going to church but I don't believe too much - so I don't talk to him [Cruyff], but I always remember. Always you have the pressure.
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"He gave us secrets, because they were things nobody else saw".
"Don't Look Back In Anger" by Manchester band Oasis has become the city's anthem since last year's terror attack, and is one that has had a powerful impact on Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. He helped me to love this game, to love football, and to love it you have to understand it.
He said: "I will be Mancunian for the rest of my life", he said.
"It will not be possible to train another team in England like Manchester City, because I feel loved from the people here".
"When things like this happen they show the best of us".
Guardiola was speaking in a wide-ranging interview with the BBC and also discussed his love of music, his favourite songs, his childhood, his influences, his sabbatical in NY, his respect for Johan Cruyff and social meetings with Alex Ferguson.
Guardiola said he had a special relationship with Manchester after members of his family were caught up in the Manchester Arena terror attack a year ago, in which 22 people were killed.