Hart and Caballero both in contention for opening game.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he still isn’t sure whether Willy Caballero or Joe Hart will begin the season as his first choice goalkeeper, report the Mail, following City’s 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley.
New signing Caballero started for City at Wembley, but failed to really impress and was arguably at fault for Arsenal’s third goal when he was beaten by a dipping Olivier Giroud strike,
The Argentina stopper was brought in from Malaga this summer to provide competition for England number one Joe Hart, who briefly lost his place in the City team to Romanian Costel Pantillimon last season, who has now been sold to Sunderland.
Signed for £6m to provide competition for Hart, Caballero will have to step up his performances from the one that he showed against City if he is to be genuine competition for the former Shrewsbury Town man.
Hart ended last season in fine form, with a noticeable improvement in his performances following the brief period when he was left out of the side.
With City set to face Newcastle United on the opening weekend of the Premier League, Pellegrini is keeping his cards to his chest, but Hart is likely to remain as the favourite to take the number one shirt.