Scholes: Liverpool matches are always Manchester United’s biggest games

The 38-year-old believes the rivalry between the two giants is still greater for the Red Devils than between themselves and Manchester City, and is glad he came out retirement
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is relishing the prospect of facing Liverpool once again on Sunday, and says the match remains his side's biggest game of the season.

Despite Liverpool struggling to compete for the Premier League over recent years, Scholes still believes it edges ahead of Manchester City as the game the Old Trafford side look forward to most.

"Whether Manchester City have overtaken Liverpool now [as United's biggest rivals], I don't know; it'll probably take years for City to create what Liverpool have done," Scholes told Inside United.

"Liverpool historically are our biggest rivals, they're always the biggest games and the best atmospheres. But I'm sure City will run them close.

"I think it was the top one [fixture] for quite some while. 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'll always be right up there."

Scholes, 38, has also revealed he is glad to have returned to playing after coming out of retirement just over a year ago and making his comeback in an FA Cup third round tie against Manchester City.

"I just wanted to come back playing, and I'm glad I did," he added. "At the time there were a lot of injuries and I thought maybe I could help, so I tried to.

"The second half of last season I played quite often. Unfortunately we just fell short of winning the league; that was disappointing, but I'm glad I came back."