Paul Scholes believes that Manchester United and Liverpool’s fixture still remains as fiercely as it always is, despite Liverpool’s league table position.
Liverpool will visit Old Trafford this Sunday, and most of the Liverpool and United fans are looking forward to this fixture as one of the most important fixtures of this season.
Manchester United’s other big rivals are Manchester City – from just across the City – who also happen to be United’s title rivals. Liverpool were United’s title rivals in 2009 but most of the times, the title race has been between United and Chelsea.
When asked if this was one of the biggest rivalries, Scholes said, “I think it was the top one for quite some while.”
“Liverpool probably haven’t done as well as they’d have liked over the last few years – and they’d probably admit that. But it’s definitely still right up there, it’ll always be right up there.”
Even if City’s rivalry has a much bigger impact, Scholes believes there is a lot of history attached to the match between Liverpool and United.
“Whether Manchester City have overtaken Liverpool now [as United’s biggest rivals], I don’t know… it’ll probably take years for City to create what Liverpool have done. But Liverpool historically are our biggest rivals, they’re always the biggest games and the best atmospheres. But I’m sure City will run them close.”
This fixture will be United’s first biggest test since the second half of the season has started and Scholes is excited to be a part of this fixture.
“I just wanted to come back playing, and I’m glad I did,” Scholes adds. “At the time there were a lot of injuries and I thought maybe I could help, so I tried to. The second half of last season I played quite often. Unfortunately we just fell short of winning the league; that was disappointing, but I’m glad I came back.”
What seems clear from this point of the season is that Manchester United could esily win the title, if they did not drop points when facing big teams.
Written by Rida Mehtab (@RidaaMehtaab on Twitter)