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Sir Alex Ferguson 'never invented anything' and Pep Guardiola 'changed football,' says Noel Gallagher

Sir Alex Ferguson 'never invented anything' and Pep Guardiola 'changed football,' says Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher engaged in a heated war of words with Andy Goldstein over Man City boss Pep Guardiola and Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

Lifelong Manchester City fan Noel Gallagher has hailed Pep Guardiola as a manager who “changed football” while Sir Alex Ferguson has been accused of “never” inventing anything.

Guardiola has been widely praised for his remarkable spells at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City, with the Spaniard considered one of the best managers of all time.

The 52-year-old City boss could potentially match a historic feat that Ferguson achieved by leading his side to a continental treble this season.

Ferguson, much like Guardiola, is recognised as one of the best managers of all time after achieving incredible success during his longstanding spell at Manchester United.

The 81-year-old legendary Scotsman lifted an incredible 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues and five FA Cups during his time at Old Trafford.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Gallagher slammed United legend Ferguson with an audacious claim that he “never invented anything” in his legendary career.

The former Oasis star also argued that Guardiola would not be considered a failure at City even if he didn’t lead the club to the Champions League trophy.

“Alex Ferguson never invented anything. Pep Guardiola changed football,” Gallagher said.

Responding to Gallagher, talkSPORT host Andy Goldstein said: “He has won the treble. He has 13 Premier League titles.”

He added: “I think Pep needs to prove himself, the last time he won the Champions League was 2012. Eleven years ago, with Xavi, Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta. Even I could have won the Champions League with them.”

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Gallagher hit out at Ferguson’s track record in the Champions League, with the City fan later bursting into laughter at the idea of Guardiola being seen as a “failure” at the Etihad.

“Well, the greatest manager of all time, jammed two Champions League finals, one on penalties and one in injury time,” he said.

Goldstein then asked: “For argument’s sake, if Guardiola leaves Man City without winning the Champions League, is he a failure?”

Responding to Goldstein, Gallagher argued: “That is mental. Failure? What are you talking about?

“He has changed the way that football is played in this country. And probably every country he has ever been in.

“Everyone plays out from the back, kids are doing it and they don’t even know what it means. But they do it because he does it. He is a tactical genius.”

Goldstein continued: “I can’t dispute that but I don’t think we can take anything away from Sir Alex Ferguson.”

Gallagher simply finished off the conversation by responding to Goldstein: “Oh, I can. And I will.”


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Topics: Sir Alex Ferguson, Pep Guardiola, Manchester City, Premier League, England, Football, Manchester United