Liverpool Or Manchester City? Paul Scholes Reveals Manchester United's Biggest Rivals
Paul Scholes is no stranger to huge Manchester United games. The Red Devils legend was involved in a multitude of massive matches during his playing days, including dramatic domestic duels against bitter rivals Liverpool, and neighbours Manchester City.
These days Scholes is managing boyhood club Oldham, following in the managerial footsteps of former teammates Phil and Gary Neville, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Ryan Giggs as he bids to make a name for himself in the dugout.
Scholes has a local match against Bury to look forward to on Saturday, while his beloved Man Utd take to the field a day later where they face leaders Liverpool at Old Trafford.
A rejuvenated Man Utd remain unbeaten in 12 domestic league and cup games under Solskjaer, who will be looking to puncture Liverpool's pursuit of Premier League glory. The Merseyside club are currently tied at the top of the table with another one of United's foes Man City - albeit with a game in hand - and Scholes was asked which of the two clubs represented the bigger game for Man Utd.
"I think it's [Man Utd vs Liverpool] the biggest rivalry in English football," Scholes revealed to 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 Utd thing, especially with Liverpool trying to get to United's record of league titles. We don't want them to do that.
"United vs Liverpool is a big, big game and Liverpool are going really well, so are United.”
United will be looking to get revenge on the 3-1 defeat they suffered at Anfield back in December, which resulted in Jose Mourinho losing his job.
Solskjaer has since thrived in his position as interim boss, beating the likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Unai Emery, and Maurizio Sarri so far, and come Sunday he’ll be hoping he’s added Jurgen Klopp to that growing list of conquered gaffers.