He said: “It is great for all footballers. The hatred, that all the fans don’t like you and all our fans are behind us.
“This is the whole point of being a footballer, that excitement and the atmosphere when you go to stadiums like that.
“It’s obviously the massive game. All the fans will be up for that one.
“When I was a Manchester City player, I was on the bench but didn’t play in the Manchester United derby.
“I played home and away against Cardiff when I was at Swansea, but it doesn’t compare to the derbies up here, it doesn’t come close to Celtic-Rangers.
“It is so loud and hostile you can’t hear any of your team-mates.
“It is great. These kinds of game are massive and just such a big occasion.”