"I suppose it comes from jealousy through my childhood but I have more respect for them as a club in a sense of their tradition and their history than I do for some other clubs who've been coming on the scene in the last few years, throwing a load of money at it. Liverpool have got a good history, you have to hand it to them, and they've been successful."
Darren Fletcher who has again shown terrific form in the first four matches of the new season succintly declared that BATTLE is the only word to describe a Liverpool-Manchester United derby,
"It is the biggest game because of the history and the success the two clubs have had. We have had a lot of battles over the years. Liverpool's history will not allow them to put nine men behind the ball. That is not their style"
"This kind of game is always good for galvanising spirit and belief. You would be beating one of your closest rivals, so to win this game would be great for team morale. Hopefully it will put us on the crest of a wave.''
“Beating Manchester United 4-1 (2009) on their own ground is practically unheard of. We went 1-0 down as well which made the victory that much more impressive. I scored the equaliser, and that has to be one of my favourite days wearing the Liverpool shirt."
“I like the three positions in midfield and I feel comfortable. As a player I am a team worker, not a star or an individual player. My message (to the fans) is I will work a lot to win titles at this club. All the supporters want to win trophies and I want to help this team – and this team can help me.”
"I sound like a parrot but this is the fixture. There is no question about that. It doesn't change. The form fluctuates quite a bit but we won the last game so hopefully that turns it back towards us again. I don't think Liverpool play with five at the back...maybe with six. But our approach will not change. We have to express ourselves the way we always do."
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