Pellegrini: I have two No.1 goalkeepers in Caballero and Hart

The Chilean says his new signing from Malaga will be "very important" to the Premier League champions but also insists that his current first-choice has a key role to play

Manuel Pellegrini is relishing the prospect of Joe Hart and Willy Caballero battling to be Manchester City No.1 this season.

Caballero was reunited with Pellegrini in July - the 32-year-old goalkeeper previously played under the Chilean at Malaga - as City prepare to launch their Premier League title defence.

Hart was dropped last season following a string of high-profile mistakes, allowing Romanian Costel Pantilimon a run in the first-team, and will now face competition from the new Argentine arrival.

"I have two number one goalkeepers," Pellegrini said ahead of Sunday's Community Shield clash with Arsenal.

"I am sure Willy will be very important for us but I also think we have the best goalkeeper in England in Joe Hart.

"Top teams need two players for each position because we have to play so many games during the year."