Noel Gallagher interviewed by former Manchester United defender Gary Neville – watch

Singer says Oasis were offered chance to invest in beloved Manchester City FC

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Noel Gallagher was interviewed by former Manchester United footballer Gary Neville over the weekend (November 2) – scroll down and click to watch.

Gallagher made an appearance on Sky Sports on Saturday to coincide with this year's first Manchester derby between Manchester United and their local rivals Manchester City. Gallagher, an ardent City fan, swapped barbs with ex-United defender Neville but also revealed that Oasis had once been asked to invest in the football club.

"When Franny Lee owned City, they asked us," he said. "I actually went for a meeting with him. It was nice to be asked, but I prefer being a fan."

Gallagher also taunted Neville by joking that his new single 'In The Heat Of The Moment' would carry a tribute to the pundit. "When it comes out, it's a picture desk with your face on it, and it's a little dartboard," he said.

'In The Heat Of The Moment' is the first single to be taken from Gallagher's second album 'Chasing Yesterday'. The LP will be released on March 2, 2015 and the tracklisting is as follows:

'In The Heat Of The Moment'
'The Girl With X-Ray Eyes'
'Lock All The Doors'
'The Dying Of The Light'
'The Right Stuff'
'While The Song Remains The Same'
'The Mexican'
'You Know We Can't Go Back'
'Ballad Of The Mighty I'

The singer will also play a series of UK tour dates to support the album's release next year, starting with a gig at Belfast Odyssey Arena on March 3 and finishing with a show at London O2 Arena on March 10. The full dates are as follows:

Belfast Odyssey Arena (March 3)
Dublin 3 Arena (4)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (6)
Glasgow The SSE Hydro (7)
Manchester Arena (9)
London O2 Arena (10)

This year, Oasis' first two albums – 'Definitely Maybe' and '(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?' – have been reissued. NME's newest Collector’s Edition is an attempt to bottle up and present the wild spirit of those times. Over 100 pages it tells the story of every song they wrote, recorded and released during the time, delves into the NME, Melody Maker and VOX archives to pick out some classic interviews, and builds up to the peak of their career: playing to a quarter of a million people at Knebworth Park in August 1996.

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