Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough is bracing himself for a Manchester United backlash when he takes his non-League side to Old Trafford for their FA Cup third-round replay tonight.
Albion earned their right to a rematch at the Theatre of Dreams after grinding out a 0-0 draw with Sir Alex Ferguson's Premiership giants at the 6,000-capacity Pirelli Stadium.
But the Brewers chief is fearful United's 3-1 defeat in last weekend's Manchester derby at Eastlands, as well as the Red Devils' close call in last season's competition when they needed a replay at St James Park to squeeze past Exeter, means Sir Alex Ferguson troops will show no mercy to their semi-professional colleagues.
The Albion manager said: "We want to put on another good show but we're expecting them to come out with all guns blazing.
"They'll still have the Exeter game from last season in their minds and they'll have have been stung by losing to Manchester City at the weekend.
"In some ways, from our point of view it's nice there'll be missing one or two - like Wayne Rooney - but they've got they've still got such a huge squad to choose from."