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Joe Hart receives vote of confidence from Pellegrini

New Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has thrown his support behind his goalkeeper Joe Hart calling him the best goalkeeper in England.

Pellegrini was defending him after Hart made a crucial error in England's 3-2 win against Scotland at Wembley on Wednesday. Hart let James Morrison's long range shot slip through his grasp and into the back of his net.

The Chilean, speaking at his pre-game press conference said: 'Joe Hart demonstrators why he's the best goalkeeper in England every week - I have a lot of trust in him.'

The England number one has a vote of confidence and this will help him move on from a mistake that he doesn't often make, Manchester City's game on Monday cannot come quickly enough.

Meanwhile Pellegrini also announced that Sergio Aguero is in with a chance of participating in Monday night's game against Newcastle, though unfortunately he also confirmed that Matija Nastasić will not be involved but the Serbian should be back in training next week.

City's new manager hinted that their transfer dealings might have concluded for the summer, as he stated he was very happy with his squad.

He said: 'I think we're in very good shape for the season, we have a squad that we need for the whole year- for all competitions'.

Manchester City have undoubtedly one of the strongest squads in the Premier League and will be looking to exert their dominance from the start on Monday night. 

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