Pellegrini: Hart not guaranteed to start for Manchester City against Everton

The England goalkeeper's poor display against Bayern Munich prompted talk that Costel Pantilimon could be given a chance, which the Chilean did not deny
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says that Joe Hart is not guaranteed to keep his place against Everton.

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The England No.1's poor performance against Bayern Munich on Wednesday drew calls for him to be dropped and, while the Chilean insists that the 26-year-old has his trust, he is unwilling to rule out fielding Costel Pantilimon instead.

"I will decide [on Saturday] if he will start," Pellegrini told reporters on Friday. "I won't tell you now if Joe will play because the players don't know yet.

"Of course, Joe knows he must improve the way he is playing.

"Costel Pantilimon is a very good goalkeeper. He has all the right to play. He's working hard and I'm absolutely sure if it's [Saturday] or in another game that if Pantilimon plays he will do very well."

Despite criticism of Hart over recent months, England boss Roy Hodgson has been categorical in his support of the former Shrewsbury Town keeper as the Three Lions' first choice.