Rooney: I hate Liverpool

United have the chance to end Liverpool’s title dreams when they clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.

“I’m very excited about the match,” he told MUTV.

“I grew up an Everton fan, my whole family are Everton fans and I grew up hating Liverpool. And that hasn’t changed.

“Liverpool have been brilliant and put up a good challenge, but it will be great if on Saturday we can finally finish that challenge off.

“For me, it is our biggest game of the season. If we can beat Liverpool it will almost certainly put them out of the title race.

“For everyone at United, especially myself, that would be a great feeling.

“They are always anxious games against them and I am sure it will be frantic with a lot of challenges.

“It’s a massive fixture for both clubs with what’s at stake.”