Of all the players at Manchester United perhaps the one with the biggest reason to have a grudge against their arch rivals Liverpool is Wayne Rooney. Not only is he a current United player - but he is of course a former Everton player and still considers himself an Evertonian.
The fact remains that Rooney has never played in a game v Liverpool which is not a domestic rivalry - so it was always likely that when asked what game holds the most significance in his career it would be against Liverpool.
The United striker held a question and answer session at the Samsung store in Manchester yesterday with the answers to a selection of questions going up on the Samsung Football Facebook page.
And one amateur interviewer asked him: “What was the most memorable match you ever played in and why?”
To which Rooney dutifully replied:
“Liverpool away. We had to win to win the league title again. I got by Jamie Carragher by a tackle that made me need stitches. After Paul Scholes got sent off we thought we'd lost but in the dressing room we heard a cheer and knew a goal had gone in.”
He is of course referring to the game in 2007 when, against all odds, substitute John O’Shea scored in the 90th minute of the game at Anfield - a result which sparked United’s title tilt into life - in a season they won the league by six points from closest rivals Chelsea.