Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Nicky: 'Prem Will Have a Hart'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Nicky: 'Prem Will Have a Hart'

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PEP Guardiola made a mistake when he forced Joe Hart out of City at the start of the season.

And Nicky Weaver thinks that Premier League clubs should be queuing up to take him on next year.

Hart was sent on a season's loan to Torino, and City will seek to sell him this summer after the manager decided that he was not good enough with his feet for his style of play.

"The new manager came in and made his mind up straight away," said Weaver, hero of City's 1999 play-off final victory.

"The players had been on a six or eight-month trial, if you like, as the new manager was announced in the middle of last season and was probably pencilled in a year or more before that.

"The new manager came in and made a quick decision on Joe and the best thing about it - and I think it was a wrong decision - was that Joe had time to get out rather than be told to stay and fight for his place, and waste a season. …

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