Paul Scholes believes Wolves are no more aggressive than other Premier League clubs.
But the Manchester United star admits his side are prepared for a physical battle when the teams meet at Old Trafford.
Much criticism has been directed at Wolves this season for their combative approach but they have found some support from veteran midfielder Scholes.
He insists tough battles are part and parcel of the game - particularly as teams look to frustrate the top clubs.
Scholes, 35, said: "There are teams who are aggressive but in the Premier League you have to be.
"The likes of Blackburn and Wolves may not play the prettiest football but their managers want to find the best way of winning games and do it their own way.
"It is up to us to be able to play against that and find a way of winning against it."
United themselves have also been accused by Arsene Wenger of adopting a physical approach against the Gunners in recent seasons.
And Scholes admits they are able to dish out the rough treatment when necessary.
He said: "When we have played Arsenal down the years we have tried to be aggressive and get about them. Otherwise they will pass the ball around you.
"I don't think it is any different to what those teams do."
He added: "I don't mind a tackle.
"When you are at a club like this you need players prepared to put their foot in.
"You play teams in this league who are quick enough to kick you. You have to be ready to give a bit back as well."