Noel Gallagher insists he is 'happy' Cristiano Ronaldo did not join Man City as he compares Man Utd icon to flop Sanchez

Noel Gallagher insists he is 'happy' Cristiano Ronaldo did not join Man City as he compares Man Utd icon to flop Sanchez

MANCHESTER CITY superfan Noel Gallagher insists he is 'happy' Cristiano Ronaldo made the decision to re-join rivals Manchester United and has compared him to flop Alexis Sanchez.

Ronaldo, 36, looked set for a move to the Etihad until the Red Devils hijacked the Portuguese superstar in the latter stages of the summer transfer window.


And while Man Utd fans are thrilled with the club legend returning to Old Trafford, ex-Oasis rockstar Gallagher is pleased his beloved Man City did not end up getting his signature over the line.

He even had the cheek to compare Ronaldo to United flop Sanchez, who had a torrid time at the Theatre of Dreams.

Speaking to talkSPORT Breakfast, Gallagher said: “I would not have been pleased about that.

“When the story came I texted someone I knew up at City saying, ‘tell me this isn’t true’, and he was like, ‘… well, apparently…’.

“Instantly, I was thinking there’s something going on there with United.

“But I’m glad he’s gone, I’m glad he’s gone to United. I’m happy he’s gone there.

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“United fans always get giddy though, when [Alexis] Sanchez arrived they thought they’d win the league.”

Sanchez joined United from Arsenal in a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move the other way.

But he never produced the kind of form he managed at the Emirates, scoring just five times in 45 appearances for the club.

After two seasons with United, he went to Inter Milan on loan in 2019 before eventually making the move permanent last summer.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo is set to make his second debut for the Red Devils this weekend when they host Newcastle.

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And Solskjaer confirmed in his press conference on Friday that the Portuguese forward will play some part in the game.

He said: "He's had a good week with us here. He'll definitely be on the pitch at some point, that's for sure."

Due to the 3pm blackout, the match will not be broadcast in the UK.

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