Joe Hart has hailed the influence of Gareth Barry at Manchester City.

David Silva voted for him as Player of the Year and manager Roberto Mancini called for him to be England captain.

"Gareth's the man, simple as that," Hart told the Daily Mail. "He leads by example. No messing around, he never moans. When you start to panic, look at Gareth and he just keeps doing what he's doing in his unselfish role. We know what a massive role he plays at our club and he does the same for England."