City's frustration seemed at its highest towards the end of the first half when Leroy Sane and De Bruyne were seen arguing after appearing to be on different wave lengths in the final third, but Guardiola believes such disagreements are normal.
I admire him. He's had a long career and I respect that, just as I respect Gareth Barry for all those games he's played in the Premier League.More news: Iran restricts social media networks used by protesters
I admire Roy, at 70, to have the energy to put in front of the players, to have the adrenalin to know what's going to happen.
Ederson turned out to be Manchester City's saviour on New Year's eve with his stoppage time penalty save as Manchester City drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.
When pressed on Alexis Sanchez, Guardiola added: "We will have meetings and see what is best".
Referee Jon Moss had initially refused to allow medical staff to come onto the pitch to give Gabriel treatment shortly after he hurt his knee trying to control a ball.More news: South Korea seizes second ship transferring oil to North
"Hopefully it will not be tough, maybe one month or two months out", Guardiola told BT Sport when asked of Jesus' injury.
Guardiola has voiced unhappiness at some challenges on his players in recent weeks, citing poor tackles from Tottenham's Hotspur's Harry Kane and Dele Alli and another from Newcastle United's Jacob Murphy. We have to protect players'.
"With Kevin we're lucky".
"Referees have to protect". We were lucky in the past.More news: Turkey signs deal to buy missiles from Russian Federation
Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent.