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Scholes: Liverpool are Manchester United’s biggest rivals not Man City

Paul Scholes has said that Man City have not yet overtaken Liverpool as Manchester United’s biggest rivals in the Premier League.

That might change in the future as City continue to become a bigger force in the English game, but for now the Anfield outfit are still their biggest foes according to the former Manchester United midfielder.

Scholes says that, despite the proximity of the current league champions, there is a greater rivalry between the two red-clad sides, especially as Liverpool are the next most successful club in the country.

“I think it’s the biggest rivalry in English football,” Scholes told Sky Sports.

“In a few years, if Man City carry on the way they are going, that [rivalry] might overtake it a little bit.

“You’d expect two Manchester teams to have the biggest rivalry, but I don’t think it is, I think it’s the Liverpool-Man United thing, especially with Liverpool trying to get to United’s record of league titles. We don’t want them to do that.”

Do it they might however, as Liverpool sit joint top of the Premier League with Manchester City, who have a better goal differential as things stand.

United host Liverpool this Sunday at Old Trafford.