The Liverpool footballer will not watch the game between the two Manchester teams, but he hopes the Red Devils can win to help the Reds lift the title.

Liverpool footballer James Milner was born in Leeds and won the English Premier League twice with Manchester City.

Now as the Citizens are facing Manchester United in the Manchester Derby, his heart doesn’t want to, but he knows he has to root for the Red Devils.

But he will not watch the match.

“It will be the first time in my life,” Milner told The Mirror.

“I don’t watch them, to be honest. It’s a bit of a waste of energy, isn’t it, willing the ball into the goal and things like that.”

He added: “I can’t do anything about it. Maybe I’ll put my phone away for a few hours and check it after. Maybe I’ll go and grab some food or whatever.”

“I don’t want to start talking about that,” said Milner.

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“I can’t control it. I don’t want to do a Kevin Keegan situation. I’m sure it’ll be a good game, between two good teams.”

“United will be a challenge, but it’s the old cliché – any game is tough in the Premier League no matter who you play,” he added.

“To try to win a league title is not easy, whoever you play.”

“Trust me, I know. Remember QPR? To beat anyone is tough when it is all on the line,” he continued.

“We’ve still got some tough games ourselves, and we have to win those and keep the pressure up.”

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