For now, domestic bliss is something to behold.
Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola kisses striker Sergio Aguero (L) as Aguero leaves the pitch substituted just after completing his hattrick Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium ... on August 19, 2018.
This could be Bernardo Silva's moment after his scintillating start to the season to make the grade from City's favourite luxury item on the bench to the main man. Wonderful, wonderful stuff. And lovely, lovely goals.
That allowed Guardiola to take off Aguero, replacing him with Leroy Sane who helped wrap up the scoring after 84 minutes with a run and shot which took a fortunate rebound off Terence Kongolo on its way into the net.
City have spent £411.55m to fund Guardiola's ambition since 2016, but you do not need to wonder where the dough has gone.
By then City were 3-1 up although it could have been far more.
Gabriel Jesus rifled home the second before his strike partner made it three, capitalising on a mistake from goalkeeper Ben Hamer.
The third goal arrived in the 35th minute as Aguero pounced on a goalkeeping error from Hamer to slot home for his second of the game.
Jon Gorenc Stankovic gave the visitors the slightest glimmer of hope before half time when he poked in from Steve Mounie's flick-on, but any optimism was snuffed out early in the second half by a brilliant free-kick from David Silva.
Guardiola's side lifted the trophy with 100 points in 2017/18 to become the first team in Premier League history to reach the century mark.
De Bruyne was given three weeks off after the World Cup, having played over 500 minutes of action in helping Belgium reach the semi-finals at Russian Federation 2018.
Manchester City will be disappointed if they don't roll over Huddersfield, who looked dire in their opening match.
Mendy was among City's best performers once again, heavily involved in three of City's goals, as he cheekily alludes to, to continue his strong start to the season.