Noel Gallagher has recently talked to ‘Sports Bar’ about Manchester City and his view on the team.
Regarding the Champions League, Manuel Pellegrini’s men have been drawn against Juventus, Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach, and many experts expect them to struggle in Europe once more, but Noel Gallagher insists that viewpoint is absolute garbage. “When the draw was made everyone was saying it’s a tough group,” he said. “But if we don’t win that group with that squad of players then there’s something fundamentally wrong. Juventus have got great players but with the first XI we can put out we should win that group, easily. We should win all our home games at a canter and remain unbeaten away from home.” City have started the domestic season winning all four of their Premier League games so far, and Gallagher believes Pellegrini is demonstrating his class – even though he feels it could be his last season in charge at the Etihad Stadium. He added: “I still think he’ll go but, if he was to stay, I don’t think anyone would be that bothered now. He seems to have learned his lesson with this two up front business and he’s showing his quality now. I never expected City to play as well as they have in the last four games.” Moreover, he insists Manchester City ‘won’ the transfer window. In fact, Manuel Pellegrini strengthened his squad with the big money arrivals of Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Nicolas Otamendi, as well as adding the likes of Fabian Delph from Aston Villa and Patrick Roberts from Fulham. And Noel is delighted with the summer business done by his club. “We’ve won it – we’ve won the window, the good thing was we got all the targets we identified, even publically. It was no secret we were going for De Bruyne and Sterling. Otamendi we didn’t know about until he came, but they’ve kind of pulled it off. Looking at the deals that have been done, I feel a bit for everybody else – apart from United!”