This weekend Manchester United march across town to take on Manchester City at Etihad Stadium in the Derby. While this is a big game between the last two Premier League champions, United star Wayne Rooney says it isn’t the biggest game.
“City have had their success recently, but I would probably say that United and Liverpool is still the biggest game,” Rooney told reporters, via ESPN FC.
“They’re all big games, but obviously United and Liverpool has been a massive game over the years. I’d say it’s still the biggest game.”
That doesn’t mean he is taking the City game lightly though.
“It’s a massive game between two title contenders,” added Rooney. “It’s not going to define the season, but it’s a big game, a local derby.
“The English players are more aware of what it means after the last four or five years. It’s a big game and we’ll be going there hopefully to win. I’ve scored a few goals against City and I’m looking forward to the match.”
Liverpool beat Manchester United at Anfield earlier this season as a part of their three-game win streak to start the season. It will be an interesting game to watch and see who wins, United is looking to climb higher in the table.