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“Derby not our biggest game”, says United star

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailWayne Rooney has added to the fire ahead of Sunday’s derby by claiming it is not the biggest game of the season for Manchester United.

Rooney, who’s enjoyed a timely return to form, with three goals in his last two appearances, has told the Mirror that, while City’s emergence as title contenders in recent years has added further interest to an already important fixture for both sets of fans, City aren’t United biggest rivals.

“They’re all big games. Obviously United and Liverpool has been a massive game over the years.

“City have had their success recently, but I would probably say that United and Liverpool is still the biggest game.”

“It’s a massive game between two title contenders,” said Rooney. “It’s not going to define the season, but it’s a big game, a local derby.

“The English players are more aware of what it means after the last four or five years. It’s a big game and we’ll be going there hopefully to win. I’ve scored a few goals against City and I’m looking forward to the match.”

Rooney scored twice in the corresponding fixture last season and has netted five times in the last games against City.