The Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has increased the tension between them and arch rivals Manchester City by saying that he thinks that the game with Liverpool is far more important than the matches against their local rivals. The history between Manchester United and Liverpool is extremely well-known and there is a strong rivalry between the two clubs. Even the Manchester United and Manchester City have had the same rivalry, it has not been the most important match over the course of the season until only recently following the arrival of new owners at City.
United will be facing their old foes Liverpool during the weekend. Despite Liverpool struggling near the mid-table, Scholes thinks that the match against Liverpool is always huge. Scholes has also taken a dig at City by saying that it will take them many years in order to achieve the history that Liverpool have in the game. Liverpool are the second most successful club when it comes to the most number of league titles – 18. However, they are the most successful club in England when it comes to the number of European trophies won – 5. City, on the other hand, have only recently won their first league title for 44 years, and are looking unlikely to retain it this season.
“It’ll probably take years for City to create what Liverpool have done. Liverpool historically are our biggest rivals, they’re always the biggest games and the best atmospheres. 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 will always be right up there,” said Scholes. The 38-year-old midfielder is expected to be a key ingredient of the United team during the weekend. Scholes has made 14 appearances for the club this season.