Manchester City star Sergio Aguero insists the Manchester derby is still the biggest game for the club ahead of this weekend’s huge meeting with title rivals Liverpool.
The Premier League champions have developed a growing rival with Jurgen Klopp’s side in recent years, with the two clubs establishing themselves as English football’s best while competing for major silverware.
The two sides meet once again at Anfield this weekend in a clash with could have huge implications for the title race, with Man City seeking a positive result as they bid to reduce Liverpool’s six-point advantage at the top of the division.
Despite fixtures between City and Liverpool having grown in significance in recent seasons, Aguero insists that meetings with locals rivals United are still the ones the club wants to win most.
“It may be the clasico for television, but for us, the clasico, it’s the match against United,” Aguero told France Football.
“Liverpool has always been a tough opponent. But when I arrived, the team we were fighting for the title was United.
“It’s the only team in the league that can hurt us. They have been chasing a new league (title) for years.
“Last season, they didn’t go all the way, so they are very motivated. This year, they are in front of us and will try to go to the end.”
“We know that this is a ground where it’s very difficult to win, but we’ll try to do it because it has been a long time since the club last won there.
“This will be a key match for the title.”