Man City v Man United: Liverpool is the biggest derby, says Ryan Giggs

Man City v Man United: Ryan Giggs rates Red Devils' rivalry with Liverpool above that with Sunday's Premier League opponents

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Ryan Giggs has made 11 appearances for United this season Photo: Chevrolet

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Ryan Giggs has claimed Liverpool are Manchester United’s fiercest rivals ahead of the Red Devils’ top-of-the-table showdown against Manchester City on Sunday.

Manchester United go into this weekend’s clash three points clear of their bitter city rivals but 39-year-old Giggs, who has made 11 appearances for so far this season, sees the games against the Merseysiders as the Old Trafford outfit’s “biggest test”.

“It doesn’t mean anything extra because it is City,” said Giggs. “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 [Jose] Mourinho and now City are a good team as well.

“The added dynamic is that they are on our doorstep. But we still want to win the league no matter who we are competing against.”

Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City are the only team yet to lose a league game this season – and Giggs is hopeful Sir Alex Ferguson’s men can gain revenge for the 1-0 victory at Eastlands in April that swung last season’s title race in the Citizens’ favour.

“We have found over the last couple of years that the derby, with the money City have spent and the quality they have brought in, has got bigger and bigger,” said Giggs.

“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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