24 August 2020 08:31
Some might say David Silva is a Manchester City legend and should live forever in the form of a statue outside the Etihad Stadium. That's what former Oasis star and die-hard City supporter Noel Gallagher thinks, anyway. AFP or Licensors 3 Silva is regarded as one of the Premier League's best ever players After all, the little Spaniard was supersonic for the Premier League club during a decade-long career which was recently brought to a close. Silva made 436 appearances for the club and won four league titles, five League Cups and two FA Cups after signing from Valencia in 2010. But City's decision to immortalise Silva with his own sculpture has been met with mixed responses.
Speaking on the Jim White show, talkSPORT host Simon Jordan labelled the plans a 'bit too far'. getty images - getty 3 Noel Gallagher is City through and through "'Legend' is an expression that is much overused in football," the former Crystal Palace owner said. "I think this idea of putting statues outside football stadiums of players who have done their jobs, have done what they're well paid to do, is going a little bit far." Simon Jordan on Man City's plans to honour David Silva with statue - It's a bit far... 'legend' is overused in football Gallagher joined talkSPORT on Sunday morning to suggest that we call certain Manchester United players 'legends' for achieving far less than Silva. While having a pop at City's arch rivals, the rock icon also found room for a dig at talkSPORT host Jim White and, err, Paul Dickov. Gallagher said: "Let me just point out that David Silva has got more domestic medals than Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law put together. Getty Images - Getty 3 Best [pictured], Law and Charlton have ten domestic medals between them "I heard Jim White the other day saying, 'Is David Silva a legend?' Gallagher continued: "Hang on a minute, I was listening to your show one day and you said, 'Coming up, Man City legend Paul Dickov'."