Darren Fletcher is certain Liverpool will not come to Old Trafford with the same safety-first attitude Rangers used to such smothering effect earlier this week.
The battles between the north-west giants are always highlights in the Premier League fixture calendar no matter what their respective positions in the league.
That Liverpool have now gone 20 years without a title and are trying to rebuild under Roy Hodgson has not lessened United's desire for victory, a need made all the more acute because of disappointing away draws at Fulham and Everton.
And Fletcher feels United can also profit from the more expansive approach he expects Liverpool to adopt.
"Liverpool's history will not allow them to put nine men behind the ball," he said, reflecting on how Rangers were so successful in stifling United this week. That is not their style.
"Under Roy Hodgson I am sure they will be disciplined and well drilled. But they will look to win the match as well."