Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has told Joe Hart he is not certain of his place, warning the goalkeeper that he needs to improve

Pellegrini has warned the England 'keeper he cannot be certain of his place anymore, after a number of high-profile errors.

Hart was the subject of criticism following his error strewn performance against Bayern Munich in the Champions League this week, at fault twice in a 3-1 loss at Etihad Stadium.

The 26-year-old was held responsible for allowing Franck Ribery to score at his near post, and failed to keep out Arjen Robben's powerful shot in the second period.

The form of Hart has been a worry for Pellegrini since he made mistakes in City's games against Cardiff and Aston Villa earlier this campaign - costing his side valuable points.

Pellegrini is still unsure wether he will stick with Hart or put his faith in Costel Pantilimon, who appeared in City's game against Wigan in the Capital One Cup.

The Manchester City boss insists he will have no qualms about playing Pantilimon instead of the England international if needed, but isn't writing off his current number one completely just yet.

The Chilean told reporters: "I will decide tomorrow if he starts. Joe knows he must improve the way he is playing.

"Pantilimon is a very good goalkeeper also. He has the right to play. He is working hard and I am absolutely sure, whether it is tomorrow or another game and Pantilimon plays, he will do well."

Despite Hart's poor form, he has been called-up to the England squad to face Montenegro and Poland in two crucial World Cup qualifiers.

Pellegrini believes that Hart has the trust from all of the team, and hopes his 'keeper can rediscover his form.

The former Malaga boss added: "Of course, he feels that he didn't do very well but I think he doesn't have any problem. He has the trust of all the team and our trust so we hope he will recover from what he did last match."

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