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Man City celebrity Noel Gallagher slams Man Utd's Owen, Chelsea fullback Cole: I'd rather Balotelli

Manchester City celebrity fan Noel Gallagher has taken a swipe at Manchester United striker Michael Owen and Chelsea's Ashley Cole.

Gallagher spoke with City star Mario Balotelli for the BBC this week.

And he wrote in the Independent: "So I asked him about the rumours, we listed them all. Unfortunately 90 per cent of them are bollocks, but there's a grain of truth in them all. I told him he was killing me, because we want them all to be true. We want a footballer to be going around giving £1,000 to a homeless person, because it's just cool.

"We don't want professional footballers to be like Michael Owen or Ashley Cole, people that think the world owes them something. We want to believe that this kid goes into petrol stations and buys everyone a full tank of petrol. Not because that's what they should do, but because footballers are young and they should behave young."

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