The Oasis singer, famous for his devotion to United’s rivals, compared the current situation at Old Trafford to the one at Anfield following Liverpool’s domination of English football in the 1980s.
United have lost two of their opening three league games for the first time since 1992-93 and Sportsmail revealed on Tuesday that Mourinho is just one defeat away from the sack.
Jose Mourinho applauds fans at Old Trafford following Manchester United’s latest defeat
Noel Gallagher will ‘sit back and watch with great pleasure’ as United continue to struggle
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Their 3-0 defeat by Tottenham at Old Trafford was a huge setback for a club who have lifted the Premier League trophy 13 times and suggested they will be fighting for fourth rather than first this season.
Liverpool won the Fist Division seven times between 1980 and 1990 but have not added to their 18-title haul since. Gallagher remembers how ‘unthinkable’ a 28-year drought was back then and suggested United may be heading in the same direction.
‘When I was growing up and Liverpool were the best team in the 80s, you couldn’t even envisage they would go 20-odd years without winning the league.
‘In the 90s when United were winning three in a row and Champions Leagues, and doubles and trebles, you couldn’t envisage United going 10 minutes without winning the league, but it does happen.
‘Since [Alex] Ferguson left United, which was a great day for British football, I think it is all beginning to unravel now and I am just going to sit back and watch it with great pleasure.’
Mourinho’s side lost 3-0 against Tottenham and the manager is now under massive pressure
Mourinho told the press to give him more respect because he has won three Premier Leagues
MAN CITY RESULTS
Arsenal 0-2 Manchester City (W)
Manchester City 6-1 Huddersfield (W)
Wolves 0-0 Manchester City (D)
MAN UTD RESULTS
Manchester United 2-1 Leicester (W)
Brighton 3-2 Manchester United (L)
Manchester United 0-3 Tottenham (L)
Manchester United have ‘no plan’ in transfer market
‘I think the difference between the two clubs is that City have bought incredibly well, even the squad players are amazing. United have just gone for expensive players.
‘They went after [Alexis] Sanchez because City were after him, they went after Fred because City were after him, they went for [Paul] Pogba because everyone else was after him. There doesn’t seem to be any plan there when they’re buying players for the future and that is a big difference.
‘Nobody was after Bernardo Silva, no one was after [Leroy] Sane. People laughed when we bought Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker. There are people at our club, the committee who decides on the players, they’re bordering on as big a geniuses as Pep [Guardiola].’
Gallagher believes Manchester United only signed midfielder Fred because City wanted him
Manchester City looking ‘even better’ this season
‘I went to the first game against Arsenal and I actually thought they looked better than last season in some respects. With the team being so young with Sterling, [John] Stones and Sane they’re only going to get better.
‘The only difference between these two seasons is last season we got the breaks along the way, although saying that I’ve just been watching the Man City documentary and I forgot how many injuries we had.
‘I think it’ll be a bit of grind this season because I don’t think we’ll get all our own stuff going our way again, but I think we look better.’
Gallagher was impressed with City as he watched them beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates
Manchester City and Liverpool are ‘well matched’
‘I think the two respective teams’s starting XI are pretty well matched now but our bench gives us the edge.
‘I looked at ours against Arsenal and it was absurd. There was £200million worth of players on the bench.
‘Any team finishing above us is going to have to have a perfect season, not a great season, a perfect season because there are a lot of points to make up.
Champions League not ‘an obsession’ for City
‘I think I was listening to people saying that the Champions League will become an obsession for the club, but I can assure you it hasn’t. For the fans, it’s all about the league.
‘I would rather be better than Chelsea, Tottenham, United and Liverpool than Real Madrid or Barcelona. We haven’t won the league enough yet to be training our sights to the Champions League.’
Gallagher believes Liverpool’s starting XI matches City’s but says they do not have the depth