Old Trafford hero shows his Goodison Park roots by wanting to knock the Anfield club ‘off their perch’.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney admits it would be ‘brilliant’ if his side can overtake Liverpool’s record of 18 league titles this season.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are in pole position to achieve their 19th title, being five points clear of Arsenal as they travel to West Ham on Saturday.
The 25-year-old admits his desire to overtake Liverpool as he has grown up despising the club because of his Everton upbringing.
The England international also reckons the blue half of Merseyside will be behind the Red Devils as he gears up for the most exciting part of the season.
“I grew up an Everton fan so to be part of the team to overtake Liverpool’s record would be brilliant,” Rooney told Inside United.
“It would mean so much to us players as well as the fans.
“It is something I have been thinking about a lot. I know all the Everton fans want us to do it and hopefully we can.
“You look forward to every game at this stage and you’ve got to enjoy it, especially when you are in the running for a few trophies.
“It is exciting for the fans and it’s exciting for the players knowing that you are just a few weeks away from possibly winning a major trophy or two.”