Robbie Keane says a looming encounter with Manchester United always creates an extra buzz around the camp.
Sir Alex Ferguson's side in good spirits following the win over Liverpool on Monday and the manager himself will be enjoying a selection poser as he reported today that Wayne Rooney and Louis Saha are ready to play and will feature 'in the next seven days'.
With Rio Ferdinand now restored to the side, United will be expected to really click into gear following a sluggish start to the season, which makes Saturday's clash all the more exciting bearing in mind our own unbeaten beginning to the campaign.
"Of course it gives you a buzz, any game against the big teams do and they are games that all the players really look forward to," previewed Robbie. "We know it will be a tough game with Rio back - I am pleased about that as he is a good friend.
"Don't forget though, we haven't been beaten this season and we hope to continue that."
Meanwhile, Robbie dismisses the suggestion that Manchester United might have lost some of their aura and that teams now fancy their chances against them. Robbie puts the second part of this theory simply down to United's poor start by their own standards.
"Teams might have said they fancied it because of the start that they had," Robbie reasoned. If they had started off brilliantly you would dread playing Man Utd.
"We know they haven't been playing as well as they can but they came back fighting against Liverpool and they nicked a late goal the week before to save a point against Bolton.
"That is what United is all about and they are a fantastic side. They will always have that aura about them because of the club and the players they have there.
"It will be tough but the players are looking forward to it.
"Our team have got a lot of confidence at the moment and we want to take that into Saturday and get a result."