I am not saying that Louis van Gaal will not be keen to beat Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday. For one thing it would mean that his Manchester United team would keep their place on top of the Premier League table and with the latest international break coming up after the game, it would be a very nice way for them to sign off.
But the Dutchman´s tactics have never exactly been adventurous and you could hardly describe United´s football under him as being fluent and free flowing. I am fairly sure that he will set up his side to, first and foremost, not lose. Fair enough I suppose, but my worry is about how the Gunners react to that because we are certainly more in need of a win than they are.
We are at home and could really do with a confidence boost after losing to Olympiacos. Arsene Wenger has already tried to play down the importance by pointing out how tight things are in the league at this early stage and hopefully the players will not be tempted to be too attacking, because that way lies disaster.
To be perfectly honest, a draw would not be a bad result for us. A win would be nice but another defeat would be a disaster, so we need to approach the game accordingly. United have some real pace and quality in their attack and will plan to soak up pressure and hit us on the break. We must not make it easy for them. How do you see the game panning out?