Giggs claims Liverpool rivalry bigger than City

Manchester United midfielder Ryan GiggsManchester United veteran Ryan Giggs believes that the club’s rivalry with Liverpool is greater than that with their local enemies Manchester City.

The Red Devils face the Premier League champions this weekend in a top of the table clash, with some suggesting that the winner will have a clear advantage in the battle for the title.

Despite the sense of importance associated with the derby fixture, Giggs played down its prominence, claiming that their rivalry with Liverpool is greater:

“It doesn’t mean anything extra because it is City.” He is quoted by ESPN.

“There are different rivalries. Liverpool has always been the biggest rival for me. It has always been the biggest test.

“Arsenal were a brilliant team and we had some ferocious battles with them. Chelsea were also a brilliant team under Mourinho, and now City are a good team as well.”

United struggled against their Manchester rivals last term, losing 6-1 at Old Trafford and failing to claim points at the Etihad Stadium.

Giggs believes the two matches were influential in the title race and hopes that his side can get an early advantage over City this time around:

“The two games against them were the difference last season. Hopefully we can get the right result and that will be the difference come the end of this season.”

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