Carragher, 33, genuinely believes playing United is nothing like the Mersey mayhem which was in full flow eight days ago at Everton with Jack Rodwell’s red card.
He said: “When I was a kid I was a Blue and it doesn’t matter what side you are the derby is the big one, always.
"Some will say the United game is but as a local lad, Everton is the biggest game of the season.
“And facing them on their own pitch with a packed crowd behind them – all the ingredients are there. Everything is against you and that makes it so special when you win.”