Date: 20th February 2012 at 12:22pm
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If Man City are to achieve any success this season, a large part of it will be down to their man between the sticks.

Since usurping Shay Given’s place as number one at City, Joe Hart has quickly grown into one of, if not the best, keepers in the country and the £600k that City spent take to take him off Shrewsbury’s hands is looking like brilliant business.

His performances have also made him England’s number one and some have thrown his hat into the ring to be England’s captain following John Terry being stripped of the armband.

United signed potential star David De Gea when Edwin van der Sar called time on his career last summer, but things could have been very very different according to Sir Alex.

Speaking to Radio 5 Live, Sir Alex revealed he made somewhat of a faux pax in regards to Hart:

“I could have bought Joe Hart for £100,000 so we all make mistakes.

“I’ve no doubt [that Hart will be England goalkeeper for the next 10 years].

“If you look at the England goalkeeper situation for the last 20 years, I would think he’s easily the best.”