Paul Scholes picks who he wants to win between Manchester City and Liverpool

Manchester United v West Ham United - The Emirates FA Cup Sixth Round

Manchester City vs Liverpool - it's the game we've all been waiting for.

Thursday night's clash at the Etihad Stadium will play a huge role in how this Premier League season pans out and both sides will be desperate for victory.

For City it's all about staying within touching distance of Liverpool, who are currently seven points above them at the top of the table.

As for Jurgen Klopp's men, they'll want to widen the gap, maintain their unbeaten run and make themselves the clear favourites for the title.

Beating City away is no easy feat, though, so Klopp knows they need to produce their best performance of the season.

"We have to be as good as possible," the German explained, per the Mirror. "Be brave, full of desire, angry, but with the knowledge that they are, for me, still the best team in the world.

"That's 100% my opinion - how they play, what they have achieved, what they will achieve. Nothing has changed. It is a strong team with an outstanding manager.

"And we are a very, very, very good football team as well. That's why we have the amount of points, that's why we had the results, that's clear. But we prepare for one game."

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Tottenham, who are second heading into the game, will also be looking to challenge City and Liverpool for the title, leaving Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United to battle for fourth.

Watching this season's title race unfold will be particularly hard for United fans having seen their club overtaken by City and Liverpool in recent years.

Indeed, Gary Neville once said in 2013/14: "Liverpool vs Manchester City is like choosing between two men to steal your wife."

So who does Paul Scholes want to win? Well, he was asked ahead of the game if picking a winner was like choosing the lesser of two evils.

Manchester United v West Ham United - The Emirates FA Cup Sixth Round

But he responded emphatically: "No it's not, I want City to win."

It speaks volumes that even Scholes wants City to come out on top - which is a view shared by the vast majority of United fans.

Liverpool haven't won the league since 1989/90 and them ending that drought would be a nightmare scenario for all involved with Manchester United.

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