Noel Gallagher has revealed three Manchester United players snubbed guestlist places at his homecoming earlier this week following their humiliating defeat to the singer's beloved Manchester City last weekend (October 23).
The High Flying Birds man played at the O2 Apollo Manchester on Wednesday (26) as part of his debut UK and Ireland tour.
A trio of unnamed Red Devils players had requested tickets to the show, but mysteriously didn't show up following their 6-1 battering by the Blues on Sunday.
The former Oasis leader told The Sun that the United players had been "bang up for it" before the fixture.
He added: "One of them mysteriously developed 'food poisoning,' another one had 'forgot it was half-term' – whatever that means. Then just to add insult to injury the last, and probably most famous of all the dirty Reds, sez, 'Something's come up and I have to deal with it."
Gallagher concluded: "Something's come up? What? Like a bit of sick that's been in there since Sunday."
The tour is due to continue at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London tonight (29), with two more gigs in the capital following tomorrow (HMV Forum) and Monday (The Roundhouse).
Gallagher has also announced a UK and Ireland arena tour for next year, which is due to kick off at the Manchester MEN Arena on Feburary 13 before visiting Belfast, Dublin, Newcastle, Glasgow, London and Birmingham.