"Man Utd need" - Noel Gallagher suggests boss who could replace Erik ten Hag in Man City comparison
The Oasis legend has a clear view of how things are different at Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium.
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Noel Gallagher has laid out the stark comparison between Manchester City and near neighbours United as issues continue on and off the field at Old Trafford.
With Sir Jim Ratcliffe waiting to complete a deal for his minority stake with the Glazers, Erik ten Hag has seen his side struggle in the Premier League and Champions League this season.
Gallagher, potentially City’s most famous supporter who has seen it all at Maine Road at the Etihad Stadium, believes the difference between the clubs is clear - and even has an idea who could be the manager to help turn things around.
“It’s not a good team and it’s not a good vibe there, it comes from the top,” the Oasis legend said when asked about United on talkSPORT. “The thing about City is, outside of the Sheikh and Khaldoon (Al Mubarak), the next level down are all football people, real, real top football people.
“They’re all in sync with where the club’s going and what the club needs. United always seems to be a bit fractured to me and their fanbase is quite influential and it all breeds United at best treading water.
“United need to get some people to lower the expectations in the short term and then get somebody like (Brentford boss) Thomas Frank to re-shape that club properly from the bottom up, otherwise there will always be this ‘we need to buy (Paul) Pogba, we need to buy (Alexis) Sanchez’ just to appease the fans for a couple of weeks.
“United from the outside, the owners don’t love the club, they don’t like it, they don't respect what the fans have to say and they need real football people in there, real serious football people. The people at the top are not serious, City’s people are serious. United need to get serious and they’re not going to do that with the Glazers, because they’re in it for what they can get out of it.”