Noel Gallagher clearly enjoyed himself in the company of former footballers Graeme Souness and Gary Neville – even if it was the latter who bore the brunt of his dry remarks.
Manchester City-supporting Gallagher took centre stage in between Souness and Neville ahead of the derby fixture at Old Trafford and it didn’t take him long to have a pop at the former Man United full back.
‘I’m great to be sat beside a legend of the game (points to Souness)… and Gary Neville,’ he said.
The former lead guitarist of Oasis then turned a little more serious, suggesting that the Premier League title race wouldn’t be over even if City beat United.
‘We won’t win it today but these lot could be out of it, though. There could be an insurmountable gap,’ he said.
‘But we could win here today and lose against Tottenham and it could get cancelled out. Or we could draw both games so it’s not over yet.’
Gallagher also said that he’d never seen a City side be able to grind out results before like they have done recently against Huddersfield and West Ham.
He said: ‘When we first started the season when we were hammering teams it was great to watch and all that but I think the last three or four games we’ve seen something different where they are kind of digging it out in the last minute. We’ve never seen that City before.’