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LEDS ON UNITED CHALLENGE

Posted on 8 September 2006  - 12:00

Ledley King is hoping the team can go one better when they come up against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday evening, kick-off 5.15pm.

Ledley King is hoping the team can go one better when they come up against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday evening, kick-off 5.15pm.

Two draws have been secured on our last two visits to the home of the Carling Cup holders and, although it will clearly be a tall order against the in-form table-toppers, the obvious aim is to bank maximum reward this time around.

"They have been a great team for a long time and are currently top of the league and doing well," said the skipper who is fit again after an ankle injury. "They will be full of confidence.

"It is always a tough place to go but, in the last two seasons, we've got draws up there so we will travel with our confidence high knowing we can produce.

"Rooney and Scholes will be missing, which is good for us, so hopefully we can take advantage of that.

"You always go in to win and play well. It is about performing and doing the job. If we did get a draw it would still be a good result, but we want to win."

Ledley knows he is likely to be up against a couple of sharp-shooters shooters on his return and believes the restored Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will present as big a threat as his younger strike partner Louis Saha.

"He is in good form and Solskjaer is back, who has always been a deadly finisher," he added. "He won't hurt you too much from outside the box, but inside he is lethal and normally only needs one chance to find the net.

"Saha is very lively with good movement and will run in behind. They are both different and they compliment each other so it will be difficult for us."