Oldham Athletic boss and former Manchester United midfield maestro Paul Scholes has said Liverpool are the greatest rivals to United in the English Premier League.

Scholes was part of the team that saw United overtake Liverpool as the most successful club in England as they won their 20th league title under Sir Alex Ferguson. Liverpool, who have won the league 18 times, stand the favourites alongside Manchester City to lift it again this season. Scholes does not believe the Citizens are anywhere near to becoming great rivals to Man United.

"In a few years, if Man City carry on the way they are going, that [rivalry] might overtake it a little bit. You'd expect two Manchester teams to have the biggest rivalry, but I don't think it is, I think it's the Liverpool-Man Utd thing, especially with Liverpool trying to get to United's record of league titles. We don't want them to do that. United vs Liverpool is a big, big game and Liverpool are going really well, so are United. They had a bit of a disappointment against PSG, but hopefully, they can redeem themselves," Scholes told Sky Sports News.

Liverpool will travel to Old Trafford on Sunday for a potentially significant league clash of the season.