It has been many years since Neil Ruddock played against his bitter rivals Manchester United but there is still no love lost between him and the Old Trafford outfit.
The Liverpool terrace hero spent the final few years of his playing career in the shadow of Sir Alex Ferguson's all-conquering Red Devils while Liverpool languished in mid-table.
That has all changed this season with Manchester United struggling under new manager David Moyes and Liverpool sitting top of the table, bidding for their first league title in 24 years.
Ruddock says that the sight of Liverpool at the top of the table is one for sore eyes but admits seeing Manchester United in seventh is even better.
"When I was playing Man United weren't the best in the late 80s and early 90s, then they came the force they were.
"It's nice to see them fall by the wayside and we need to enjoy it because they'll be back."
Moyes has become somewhat of a scapegoat for Manchester United's woes this season, coming under fierce criticism from the fans and facing calls to be sacked just one-year into his six-year contract.
However, Ruddock is sympathetic towards Ferguson's successor and says the Manchester United players should shoulder most of the blame.
He added: "When they got David Moyes, I thought he was right man for the job. Who else was there?
"It's up to the players to go out there and play at 100 per cent and I don't think they are.
"The tactics and subs might be wrong but these are United players and they can't pass the ball three times."
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