City great hails talent of Hart
Former Manchester City favourite Bert Trautmann believes goalkeeper Joe Hart could be the man to deliver his old club the title.
Trautmann has been massively impressed by the development of Hart and he is convinced that the ability of the England number one will a significant factor in the outcome of Monday's massive derby showdown with Premier League leaders Manchester United.
The 88-year-old certainly knows a thing or two about goalkeeping, having played over 500 times for City including that famous FA Cup final victory over Birmingham City in 1956, when he carried on for nearly 20 minutes despite an injury which was later diagnosed as a broken neck.
Trautmann told the Manchester Evening News: "Joe Hart is undoubtedly the best and finest keeper in the UK at the moment.
"He is very safe and extremely sound, a very talented young keeper in fact. United will be very dangerous opponents for City at home, they always are in these kind of games.
"It is why Joe will have such an important role to play, but I do like the way he instills confidence to his defence.
"As a keeper, he has a very big part to play in what will be a massive game. Both keepers will need to be at their best."