"This is my favourite City team of all time".
Noel Gallagher has described the current Manchester City squad as his “favourite team of all time” after discovering that the music of Oasis was responsible for starting a furious dressing room brawl.
The Blues reportedly played ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ after their 2-1 derby victory over Manchester United earlier this month, prompting Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho to storm into the away dressing room.
The intervention is believed to have seen Mourinho sparking a war of words with Brazilian keeper Ederson before it descended into a mass brawl which left City’s assistant coach Mikel Arteta with a cut to the eyebrow.
Life-long City fan Gallagher has now responded to the brawl for the first time – and praised the team after learning that his iconic song was responsible for sparking the incident.
“It’s been amazing”, he said.
“This is my favourite City team of all time, that can nause up Mourinho that much, by playing my songs in the dressing room, that he goes in and gets his head kicked in by our keeper!
“That has to be the greatest City team of all time! It meant everything. To sit in the studio and watch Neville have a meltdown while the match is going on and then to hear that they were playing ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ too loud, honestly! I’m done.”
The incident came on the same day that Gallagher made his unexpected debut as a Sky Sports debut – using the opportunity to take constant digs at United legend Gary Neville when he provided insights alongside Graeme Souness.
“It’s great to be sat beside a legend of the game (points to Souness)… and Gary Neville,” he quipped.