OPINION: Anticipation for the biggest rivalry in English football

Liverpool and Manchester United. The biggest rivalry in English football – a rivalry steeped in rich history and intense passion.
Well, this is not a derby in its truest sense if we consider distance as the central parameter. But it is one of the most coveted fixtures that draw the attention of global audience. It is unique in its own right.
When we look at other great derbies all around like the Super Clasico, El Clasico, Old Firm or even North London derby, this fixture does not hold a candle to the them in terms of scale, passion, rivalry, emotions but yet it is one of the very special fixtures that you long for throughout the season.
The interesting thing about this derby is, here the shift of power has taken place after long time. If the 50’s & 60’s goes to the great era of Busby babes, Liverpool were no-where in comparison then. Then the Reds dominate...
 

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