They're the main thing he'll miss about Manchester...
Scott Colothan

11:50 21st July 2009

Cristiano Ronaldo believes that Oasis are a better band than The Beatles.

The Real Madrid star says he's such a massive fan of the band that they're the main thing he'll miss about Manchester.


He said: "Liverpool have The Beatles and Manchester have Oasis. I think (Manchester) have the better band.

“I have all the Oasis albums but my favourite track by far is Champagne Supernova. It's an absolute classic. One thing I will miss about Manchester is Oasis.”

The 24-year-old added: "I will be honest, I didn't even know who they were when I first arrived in Manchester, but you can't live there long without knowing who they are.

"The lads in the dressing room loved them, especially the English boys.  When I came to England I was into my techno, but I think Oasis are one of my favourite bands now."

According to The Sun, Ronaldo would like nothing more than the Manchester City fans to perform live for him in Madrid.

He continued: “I know they are touring at the moment but I have not been able to catch them.

“Perhaps I could invite them to a Madrid v Barcelona match and they could put on a little private concert in Madrid?”

Jamie Bowman from The Beatles Story in Liverpool told Gigwise: "I think Ronaldo has managed to look over (or should that be step over) the fact that Oasis themselves admit their biggest influence was the Beatles – a fact eluded to in our exhibition – and that much of their music simply wouldn’t exist without the Fab Four."

Oasis live in Manchester:

  • Atmosphere, Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Twisted Wheel @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Twisted Wheel @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Twisted Wheel @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Twisted Wheel @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Twisted Wheel @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Atmosphere, Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Reverend and the Makers @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Reverend and the Makers @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Reverend and the Makers @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Reverend and the Makers @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Reverend and the Makers @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Atmosphere, Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Tom Meighan of Kasabian @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Serge Pizzorno of Kasabian @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Tom Meighan of Kasabian @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Kasabian @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Ian Matthews of Kasabian @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Serge Pizzorno of Kasabian @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Tom Meighan of Kasabian @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Chris Edwards of Kasabian @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Tom Meighan of Kasabian @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Tom Meighan and Liam Gallagher

  • Atmosphere, Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Atmosphere, Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Noel Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Noel Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Gem Archer of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Noel Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Noel Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Andy Bell of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • The sound problems. Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • The sound problems. Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Noel Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Gem Archer of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Noel Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Noel Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Noel Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Gem Archer of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

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