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With two league titles, the FA Cup and Capital One Cup being added to the trophy cabinet over the last three years, the goalkeeper is confident the club is among football's elite

Joe Hart believes Premier League champions Manchester City have now established themselves as one of English football's superpowers.

Sheikh Mansour's takeover in 2008 heralded a new era at the club, with global stars such as Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and David Silva all being brought to the Etihad Stadium since.

And City's haul of two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup in the last three years is evidence enough for Hart that they are now among the country's footballing elite.

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"Doing it for a second time has established who we are and what standards we've got," the Manchester Evening News quotes the goalkeeper as telling City's end-of-season review.

Hart went on to say City's players are already eyeing more silverware next season - after representing their countries at the World Cup in Brazil.

"You can't help but move on - we won the league but it's gone," the 27-year-old added.

"The World Cup and next season are in mind now, and we want to do it again."