QPR goalkeeper Robert Green admits he's shocked Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has criticised Joe Hart this season.

Green says Hart is flying the flag for the English keepers around the world.

"Joe [Hart] has started to buck the trend but still come in for criticism, even from his own manager. Why did that happen? Jeez, the lad saved Manchester City so often in the last two seasons. If Manchester United had City's goalkeeper last season they would have won the league by 10 points, not lost on goal difference," he told the Telegraph.