Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney calls Liverpool clash bigger than Derby

Sep 10, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; General view during the game between the United Sates and Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium. United States won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United

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