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

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

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.

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