Dunne - No fear of United
Richard Dunne insists Aston Villa should travel to Man Utd with belief in their top-four credentials.
Last Updated: 10/12/09 5:10pm
Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne respects Manchester United, but insists he and his team-mates should travel to Old Trafford with belief in their top-four credentials.
Villa visit the defending champions on Saturday evening hoping to record a first Premier League victory over Sir Alex Ferguson's men in 14 years.
But former Manchester City captain Dunne is adamant that Villa cannot fear United if they have genuine aspirations to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
He said: "We know on any given day that we can beat anyone. We have got a squad full of top quality talent. Nobody should be afraid going into the game on Saturday.
"We all respect and know how good Manchester United are but, if we are to challenge the top four, these are the games we have to go and have the belief to play and impose our game on them.
"Manchester United have a decent record against Villa but this season we just feel a little bit different and we have got tools to win games against the big sides.
"We will give it a really good go and try and prove to Manchester United and the rest of the league that we are here to challenge for that top four.
"From every angle, United can attack. We just have to concentrate on ourselves and we know as a team we have to defend and when we do get opportunities, we have to take them.
"It is going to be everyone fighting for each other."