Ledley King has told our official matchday programme that it's the perfect time for us to face United after our fine start to the campaign.
Aaron Lennon's late, late winner against Birmingham last time out made it four wins out of four in the Barclays Premier League.
The reigning champions will provide the biggest threat possible to that proud record but Leds insists we've every reason to be optimistic at the Lane on Saturday.
"Playing United is a great test for us at this stage of the season," said the 28-year-old, who is battling to overcome a groin injury to face the Red Devils.
"It's always a tough game whether you're playing them home or away, but we can't go into this game any more confident than we are right now.
"It's been a brilliant start to the campaign but this is a difficult challenge today. We'll prepare for the game as usual, give it our all on the day and then see just how far we have come this season."
Read Ledley's interview in full in tomorrow's official matchday programme - 84 pages still priced at £3.
Also in the programme...
HARRY REDKNAPP - The manager's exclusive column.
THE NUMBERS GAME - Danny Blanchflower, Alan Mullery, Bill Nicholson - all players to have worn the number four with distinction.
FROM THE ARCHIVES - A pictorial review of previous encounters against United including shots from 1972, 1980 and 1986.
A to Z - We take an alphabetical look at the life of Michael Dawson.
ACTION REPLAY - Photo specials and match details on Birmingham and Doncaster.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE - We've all the latest club news, profiles on the United squad and the latest from our Academy, the ticket office, One Hotspur Juniors and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
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