Manchester United captain Gary Neville has suggested he has more respect for Liverpool than Manchester City and Chelsea.
Neville, 35, claims the history of United's bitter rivals commands more respect than any club "who throw a load of money" at success.
City have spent an estimated £120million on new players during a record-breaking summer transfer window at Eastlands.
Meanwhile, Chelsea's recent success has been bankrolled by the billions of Russian oligarch owner Roman Abramovich.
"When I was younger there was no doubt about it, I was a United fan and they (Liverpool) were winning everything and it was a horrible time," he said.
"Jealousy, hatred, passion for your own club, you don't want them to win anything and you don't like the people who're winning.
"I suppose it comes from jealousy through my childhood but I have more respect for them as a club in a sense of their tradition and their history than I do for some other clubs who've been coming on the scene in the last few years, throwing a load of money at it.
"Liverpool have got a good history, you have to hand it to them, and they've been successful."
Meanwhile, Neville has admitted he may not be cut out for the life of a football manager when he finally decides to hang up his boots.
"I am a bit too emotional to be a football manager," he explained.
"If you look at Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, they are quiet, considered and patient. They are probably more suited to modern-day management.
"I am doing my 'A' licence as a matter of course. It is what you should do.
"But at this moment in time, I haven't quite got the aptitude for it."