Wayne Rooney has scored more goals in the Manchester derby than any other player, but has played down the idea that this game will decide who wins the title.
Winning is top of our agenda, but you can’t say whichever team wins will go on to win the title. There is a lot of local pride, we want to win and it’s important that we go into the game confident. If we play the way we know we can, then we can certainly take the three points.
Sergio Aguero and David Silva are set to miss the game through injury, but Rooney insists that City have enough quality players to cope with their absence.
Nowadays the top teams have such good squads that they can cope with injuries.The players they brought in cost over £100million in De Bruyne and Sterling, so they are two fantastic young players and we have to nullify their threats and take advantage of their flaws.
Raheem is a fantastic player and a great lad as well, but he is still a young lad and still has a lot to learn. The good thing about Raheem is that he wants to learn. He has started his career at City really well, but hopefully we can slow him down a bit on Sunday and come out on top.