Derby County winger Tom Lawrence has told RamsTV how he is looking forward to facing his boyhood club at Pride Park in the FA Cup on Thursday.
The Rams drew United at home in a game dominated by the Wayne Rooney factor.
Rooney spent over a decade at United and won multiple trophies at Old Trafford.
Now, he lines up for Derby following his January transfer from MLS side DC United as the former England international makes steps towards a coaching career.
But Rooney isn’t the only former United player eager to dump the Red Devils out of the cup. Lawrence is also excited to play against his former club.
I supported them as a kid and I managed to make my debut for them and it’s always a big game. The first time I played against them was a big feeling, but now I am used to it and we seem to play them every year. This is one you look forward to and I will have all the family coming down for it so it will be good.
Tom Lawrence will be eager to face his former club:
Lawrence started his career at United and was handed a Premier League debut by interim manager Ryan Giggs at the end of the 2013/14 campaign.
The Wales international later joined Derby from Leicester City for £5 million in 2017.
Lawrence is arguably now in the best form of his career. He has posted nine goals and three assists in 32 Championship games this season.
Manager Phillip Cocu has kept faith in the player after the drink-driving incident. And now, the 26-year-old is starting to show just how good he can be.
Derby beat United on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the Carabao Cup last season. The Rams will feel they can cause another upset on Thursday in-front of their own fans.