'David Silva is a mixture between a wizard and a little weasel' – Manchester City's Joe Hart

The goalkeeper was answering fans' Twitter questions, and revealed that he looked up to former Manchester United hero Peter Schmeichel and David Seaman when he was growing up
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has taken a cheeky dig at his Spanish team-mate David Silva, saying the midfielder is a combination of "wizard and weasel".

The England international was answering fans' questions on Twitter when he made the joke, after being asked whether the influential playmaker was in fact human after a series of scintilating performances for the side, who sit top of the table.

"David Silva is a mixture between a wizard and a little weasel," Hart told the club's official website. "More weasel than wizard."

Hart was also asked why he wears the No.25 for City, given his prominence at the club and the availability of the No.1 jersey.

"It's nothing to do with superstition," he said. "I just like the number 25, and that's what I am now, so I'm going to stick with it."

Hart also revealed who he looked up to when he was a young footballer, as well as who he believes are the top three goalkeepers in the world currently.

"I looked up to Peter Schmeichel and David Seaman. I would say that, right now, [Petr] Cech, [Pepe] Reina and [Manuel] Neuer," he said.

"I don't really watch any other [leagues], but obviously we've seen a bit of [Neuer] playing for Bayern Munich."

When asked what club he follows, Hart revealed that he follows all of the teams he has played for so far in his short career.

He replied: "I support Shrewsbury Town, being my former club. And Birmingham, Blackpool and Tranmere."