Two giants meet in the league at Old Trafford this weekend.
Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney says that it is hard seeing rivals Liverpool and Manchester City both doing so well this season, according to reports on ESPN.co.uk.
The Premier League champions are currently languishing down in an unfamiliar sixth position in the table, a full nine points behind their city rivals in the fourth and final qualifying berth for next season’s Uefa Champions League, although City have played two fewer games than the Red Devils.
Meanwhile, arch-rivals Liverpool are a whopping 11 points ahead of Rooney and Co in second place in the top-flight standings ahead of the two teams’ huge meeting in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday lunch time.
“To see City doing well, and particularly Liverpool, is really difficult,” Rooney told club magazine Inside United.
“It’s not nice when we know we are capable of being up there challenging and we haven’t been doing that this season.
“However, it means we have to step up and get back up there because the feeling we’ve had this season is not a nice feeling at all to have.
“We have to keep working, keep progressing and finish the season stronger.”